The New York Giants are in need of a backup quarterback, and Josh McCown could be an answer as Josh Johnson and Ryan Nassib hit the market.
It just so happens that a backup quarterback became available on Tuesday as the Cleveland Browns cut Josh McCown.
Some may feel the New York Giants should draft a young quarterback to be the successor to Eli Manning instead of acquiring a serviceable backup. But without a fourth-round draft pick this year due to Ben McAdoo’s walkie-talkie incident, Big Blue needs to focus their early in mid round picks on more pressing needs such as the offensive line and tight end.
As we all know, Manning has played in 211 consecutive games including the playoffs which so it’s unlikely McCown would even see the field next season. But if something were to happen to Manning, he would be an ideal fit to step in.
The 37-year-old McCown threw 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 13 games with the Browns over the past two seasons.
His best season came in 2013 with the Chicago Bears where in eight games he threw 13 touchdowns to just one interception while completing 66.5 percent of his passes.
McCown also has a reputation for being a good locker room guy which is something you can never have a shortage of. The only issue McCown’s ever had throughout his career was his inability to stay healthy.
He played in just 11 games in his two seasons with the Browns due to a concussion, broken collarbone and broken ribs. Ouch.
However, based on his age and after spending the last two seasons with the Browns, McCown should be open to a one-year contract with a contending team and the Giants definitely need to give him a call before another team grabs him.