The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been looking for another quarterback to bring onto the roster for new head coach Lovie Smith, and they seem to have found their man.
According to reports, the Buccaneers have signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown. McCown had a big season last year when Jay Cutler went down with injury, and has earned himself the opportunity to earn a starting job with Tampa Bay.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 12, 2014
It will be very interesting to see how the Buccaneers end up using McCown this season. He was reportedly searching for a starting job this offseason, so it could very well be possible that Lovie Smith would like him to compete with Mike Glennon for the starting spot. There’s no doubt that Josh McCown is a more than capable starter when he plays like he did with the Bears last season.
Bucs gave former Bears QB Josh McCown a two-year deal worth $10 million — $4.75M this year $5.25M next year, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2014
McCown played in eight games with the Bears last season, throwing for 1,829 yards and 13 touchdowns. Perhaps the most impressive part of his season was throwing just one interception in poor weather and against a couple good teams. He was able to continue winning football games even through major injury concerns to keep the Bears alive in the playoff race. At the end of the season, there were actually quite a few fans and analysts that believed that McCown was better than Jay Cutler.
Overall, this is a very solid move for the Buccaneers. They are likely bringing in a guy that could beat out Mike Glennon and be their starting quarterback, and he is more than capable of winning some football games for them. It will be very intriguing to watch McCown and Glennon battle in the preseason.