Former Bucs QB Retires


The once Bucs QB Josh McCown announced his retirement today per Rich Cimini of ESPN. McCown who turns 40 years-old next month said,

“I guess it just goes to show that you don’t always get to choose your own path,” wrote McCown. “But looking back, I’m proud of how my career has gone. I don’t shy away from the journeyman label. I embrace it, full force… Because it’s been one heck of a journey.”

In 2014 then Head Coach Lovie Smith brought in McCown as the short-term answer supplanted then starting QB Mike Glennon.

McCown only started 11 games for the Bucs, and amassed 2,206 yards 11 TDS and 14 INTs. McCown, who ultimately led a 2-14 team, to the bottom of the NFL. The silver lining was it secured Tampa Bay’s draft spot at number one overall. A pick they ultimately used on current QB Jameis Winston.

McCown ends his careers with 17,707 yards, 98 TDs, 82 INTs.