Assistance is on the way for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The 2019 calendar yr hasn’t been kind to the team’s quarterback posture, headlined by losing Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency. With the preseason now underway, they have shed fourth-yr backup Nate Sudfeld to a fractured wrist and Cody Kessler to a concussion, which remaining the workforce exceedingly thin at the place. The sole survivor was rookie fifth-round decide on Clayton Thorson, and no other healthful QB remained on the depth chart outdoors of Carson Wentz.
That improved on Saturday, as the Eagles signed veteran Josh McCown to a a person-year offer, the staff announced. The agreement reportedly carries a base salary of $two million, but has incentives that could thrust the whole payout to $5.four million, for every Adam Schefter of ESPN.
McCown experienced to begin with opted to retire lately and take his abilities to ESPN, but also contended at the time he’d return if the condition was desirable to him. With the Eagles, the forty-calendar year-aged will be looked on as QB2 powering Wentz, the franchise QB possessing durability concerns of his personal. He expects to return to his ESPN career next the 2019 period, but he’ll gladly set a pin in those people strategies, if vital at that time as perfectly.
As experienced a quarterback as you can expect to obtain, McCown is getting into his seventeenth 12 months in the NFL, possessing already performed for 10 groups around that in close proximity to two-decade very long extend. His profession stat line is not going to impress, however, acquiring a gain-loss report of 23-fifty three with eighty two interceptions to his 98 touchdowns. McCown has demonstrated an capability to action in for a shorter stretch or two and give his respective staff a chance to acquire, and his largest struggles have come when tasked with participating in for prolonged stretches of a period. He just about strike the .500 marker in 2017 with a 5-eight document as a member of the New York Jets, but went -three with them the pursuing yr — prior to choosing to dangle up his cleats.
With the Eagles in dire straits at the placement and competitive fireplace nevertheless burning within McCown, it can be the attractive condition he was waiting around on.