The New York Jets seemingly found a gem in quarterback Josh McCown in the 2017 offseason. Here are five reasons why they should bring him back in 2018.
Fans were upset when the New York Jets made the decision to sign veteran quarterback Josh McCown in the 2017 offseason. Seeing as the team had released most of their veterans, it seemed pretty obvious that they were looking to build purely with young talent. Fans were hoping to see what the future held for their young quarterbacks. When this move happened, it became pretty clear that the fans’ wishes were not in the team’s plan.
While the fans may have been upset at first, those feelings quickly changed starting in Week 2. McCown threw 166 yards and two touchdowns, and even though the Jets didn’t end up winning the game, fans were impressed by the talent and leadership they were getting. This was a guy who could efficiently run this offense, and even though the team was 0-2, fans felt like McCown could at least lead these young players during their development season.
As the season went on, the fans and the team started to love McCown even more. He was putting up franchise quarterback stats, and he was keeping a projected 0-16 team in playoff contention. Not only was he earning respect with his hard work on the field, but with his attitude off the field as well.
In all of his interviews, he always praised this team. He made it clear to everybody that he was going to do everything he could to help this team win a championship. Unfortunately, his season came to an end in Denver. He was getting hit the whole game, and that eventually led to a season-ending hand injury.
Even though he couldn’t finish, he still deserves to come back next season. It’s true that he’s getting up there in age, and he’s never been a franchise quarterback, but he still deserves another year. Here are the top five reasons why.