Adam SchefterESPN Senior WriterShut
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- Joined ESPN in 2009
- Former president of the Professional Football Writers of The usa and the author of 4 books
Josh McCown, who announced his retirement this summertime to shell out more time with his relatives, is returning to enjoy his 17th NFL season with the Philadelphia Eagles, the crew introduced Saturday.
A resource said the Eagles are offering McCown a just one-calendar year offer that incorporates $2 million completely assured and could be value up to $5.4 million.
McCown, forty, was scheduling to be an ESPN analyst this period but had needed to play and instructed the community that if the correct prospect came along, he would strongly take into consideration it. Now it has.
He programs to resume his broadcasting job with ESPN immediately after the year, a source said.
The Eagles have shed two quarterbacks this preseason — Cody Kessler to a concussion this week and Nate Sudfeld to a damaged bone on his remaining wrist past 7 days — but Philadelphia was interested in McCown even ahead of then.
Philadelphia will be McCown’s eleventh NFL crew and initially NFC East team. He invested the previous two seasons with the New York Jets, heading 5-11 as a starter although throwing 19 touchdowns and thirteen interceptions overall.
The Eagles expect Sudfeld, who been given a second-spherical tender throughout the offseason, to return this time.
The perfectly-traveled McCown is a single of 7 gamers in NFL background to endeavor a pass for seven distinctive groups. He and Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Miami Dolphins are the only energetic players on the list, and each and every has the opportunity this year to be the to start with QB to throw a go for eight unique groups.