Eagles sign veteran Josh McCown to one-year deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Eagles have convinced Josh McCown to come out of retirement. He signed a one-year deal with the Eagles on Saturday morning.

McCown, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, will receive $2 million in guaranteed money. However, he could potentially receive upwards of $5.4 million during his one-year in the City of Brotherly Love.

Former New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown attempts a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles
Josh McCown attempts a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles (Getty Images)

He retired from the NFL in June after 17 seasons. However, he previously said he a right opportunity came along, he would consider it.

With the Eagles having two backup quarterbacks going down with injuries, McCown made his decision to come back. On Thursday, Philadelphia had Cody Kessler – who had signed with the team in the off-season – go down with a concussion against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Also, in the first preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, Nate Sudfeld went down with an injury. He suffered a broken wrist and is expected to miss six weeks.

The 40-year-old Jacksonville, Texas native will be joining his eighth NFL team. He last played for the New York Jets, where he spent the last two seasons.

McCown also played for the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This will be the first time in his career, he plays for a team in the NFC East.

In 2018, he appeared in four games, including three starts. He went 0-3 as a starter.

He went 60 of 110 for 539 yards. McCown also threw one touchdown and had four interceptions.

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