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Buccaneers' Josh McCown ready to be a mentor to 'nice' young QBs


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are facing a bit of overhaul this offseason with the installation of a new head coach in Lovie Smith. They also signed Chicago Bears back up quarterback Josh McCown during free agency, and Smith has him penciled in as the starter but said they might still draft a quarterback. If they do, McCown is ready to serve as a mentor to his new teammate.

“They all seem like nice kids. They look so young,” McCown said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “It was cool to say hello to them; just briefly with Johnny (Manziel) and Teddy (Bridgewater) and Jimmy (Garoppolo). Just, ‘Hey. How’s it going?’ and wish them well. It’s funny. You look at them, and you think back a few years and remember how fast it can go.”

McCown is a 34-year-old veteran, so he isn’t necessarily threatened by the franchise drafting a quarterback and looking towards the future.

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  • TheFrasier707

    McCown will b a good teacher & all of these rookie qbs will b a good fit n tampa.i think there r very little distance from #1 qb 2 the # 7 qb n the draft this year.