Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) gets set during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Bucs, Jets, Texans among teams to reach out to Josh McCown


There hasn’t been a whole lot of public tampering with free agents this weekend but there are teams that are starting to reach out to players with less than a day between now and the official start of free agency.

One of those players is Josh McCown, and it appears that e’s starting to acknowledge a little more openly the possibility of not returning to Chicago in 2014.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and Houston Texans are teams that Dickerson believes have reached out to McCown and all three teams make a lot of sense. McCown would be going into a potential starting situation with former head coach Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay and could easily be the starter for all of 2014 in Houston and New York.

He may still return to Chicago — which is what he wants to do — but it’s starting to look like McCown is preparing for an inevitable exit.

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Tags: Houston Texans Josh McCown New York Jets NFL Free Agency 2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • 65yt

    I doubt Houston is going to start him if they draft a top tier QB. He will sit as a backup plan, incase lets say Manzel starts to suck.

  • Paul Newbold

    Reports I’ve read is he’s expressed a desire to start wherever he lands. If that is set in stone, you can rule out the Jets. In NY, he’d be given the opportunity to compete, but they won’t guarantee a starting job. The Jets are high on Smith for some reason, and are hunting a back up!