Josh McCown coming out of retirement to play for Philly

Josh McCown coming out of retirement to play for Philly

Veteran NFL quarterback Josh McCown, who announced his retirement this summer, is returning to the NFL on a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The opportunity to join a contending team with a strong quarterback in Carson Wentz at the helm and a solid coaching staff in place was simply too much for McCown to pass up. Cody Kessler suffered a head injury in Thursday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.


McCown, 40, retired after last season and planned to serve as an analyst for ESPN, but he apparently told the network he wanted to play and would consider returning to the National Football League for the right opportunity. He was working as an analyst for ESPN and plans to resume that career after this year.

McCown, 40, appeared in four games for the Jets past year, starting in three for the then-injured Sam Darnold. He passed for 539 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions.


Besides the Jets, the veteran quarterback has spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears. In the past two seasons, Wentz has been unable to finish the season after suffering season-ending injuries. The Eagles have played five playoff games in the past two seasons, with the former No. 2 overall pick not playing in any of them.

But what does McCown's addition mean for the rest of the Eagles quarterbacks room, and how could it affect their opening day roster when the team opens things up at Linc on September 8th?


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