New York Jets
  • 6'4"
  • 218
  • 38
  • 15 years
  • Sam Houston State
  • 2002 R3 O, None

Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2003 ARI 7 194 165 95 1018 5 6 29 164 1 2 1182 6 0 0 2
2004 ARI 14 444 408 233 2511 11 10 36 112 2 5 2623 13 0 1 3
2005 ARI 9 299 270 163 1832 9 11 29 139 0 3 1971 9 0 2 3
2006 DET 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 OAK 9 219 190 111 1151 10 11 29 143 0 3 1294 10 0 1 2
2008 CAR 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0
2009 CAR 1 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2011 CHI 3 67 55 35 414 2 4 12 68 0 0 482 2 0 0 0
2013 CHI 8 237 224 149 1829 13 1 13 69 1 1 1898 14 0 3 4
2014 TB 11 352 327 184 2206 11 14 25 127 3 4 2333 14 0 2 6
2015 CLE 8 312 292 186 2109 12 4 20 98 1 6 2207 13 0 3 5
  Avg 7 192 175 104 1181 7 6 17 78 1 2 1374 10 0 1 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2016 CLE 5 172 165 90 1100 6 6 7 21 0 4 1121 6 0 2 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 6/18/2017 5:13pm ET

    New York Jets QB Christian Hackenberg made some strides during minicamp, according to Brian Costello of the New York Post, and Costello believes Hackenberg could beat out QB Josh McCown to be the Week 1 starter.

    Huddle Up: With a young, unproven group of receivers, don't expect much fantasy value from whoever ends up under center for the Jets this season.

  • Posted: 6/15/2017 4:18pm ET

    New York Jets QBs Josh McCown, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty are in a genuine quarterback competition, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles said so far there is no frontrunner for the starting position and that the quarterback battle will be sorted out during training camp.

    Huddle Up: McCown would be the most beneficial from a fantasy standpoint. Even if Bowles doesn't call McCown the favorite, McCown's experience and leadership probably give him an edge. Even so, McCown has topped 2,500 yards only once in his 14-year career and has never thrown more than 13 touchdowns in a season. He can be avoided.

  • Posted: 6/4/2017 1:12pm ET

    New York Jets QB Josh McCown has an advantage over QBs Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty in the competition for the starting quarterback job because he is familiar with the West Coast offense, according to head coach Todd Bowles. Bowles also said he expects Hackenberg to play at some point.

    Huddle Up: McCown should win the starting job during training camp and will have some decent weapons to work with in the passing game. McCown has had some success during his career but should be avoided in all fantasy leagues. Hackenberg probably will see playing time if the Jets are eliminated from playoff contention but does not have much fantasy value.

  • Posted: 5/30/2017 9:43am ET

    New York Jets QB Josh McCown has been 'far and away' best quarterback at OTAs, according to NJ Advance Media's Connor Hughes.

    Huddle Up: This is not a surprising development, as McCown has been around the block a few times, while Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are projects who may or may not have much of an NFL future. McCown has a poor track record of staying healthy, however, so either Patty and/or Hackenberg will probably make some starts in 2017 as the Jets hope to remain in position to select their long-term answer at the position in the 2018 draft.

  • Posted: 5/27/2017 9:43am ET

    New York Jets QB Josh McCown is the 'heavy favorite' to be named the starting quarterback even though the team plans on having an open competition, giving McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg an equal amount of practice reps, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

    Huddle Up: McCown has not shown much durability throughout his long career, so it might not matter much anyway. In reality, there's a decent chance all three players may log starts in 2017. Don't be surprised if Hackenberg ends up getting the most, if only so the Jets can see what they have in him before investing what figures to be a top-five pick into another college signal-caller. None of the three warrant a fantasy draft pick this summer.

  • Posted: 5/23/2017 12:56pm ET

    New York Jets QBs Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg will be given equal first-team repetitions during organized team activities, according to offensive coordinator John Morton.

    Huddle Up: McCown is by far the most experienced quarterback in this group. He has the most fantasy upside, too. The veteran isn't close to QB1 territory, but he may be a valuable bye-week replacement if the matchup is right.

  • Posted: 5/3/2017 1:25pm ET

    New York Jets QB Josh McCown said he expects to compete with QBs Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty for the starting quarterback job.

    Huddle Up: McCown will be the favorite for the job because of his experience, so he would need a bad training camp and preseason to lose the job. He will have some decent weapons to work with on offense but should not be more than a low-end No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 5/2/2017 4:56pm ET

    New York Jets QBs Josh McCown, Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty will compete for the starting quarterback position this offseason, according to head coach Todd Bowles.

    Huddle Up: The veteran McCown is the best bet to win the starting gig, but he will turn 38 years old in July and has only played in 13 games the last two seasons. Whoever starts for the Jets can be avoided in all formats.

  • Posted: 3/24/2017 12:00pm ET

    New York Jets QB Josh McCown has not been assured that he will begin training camp as starter, and it is a decision which will be made by head coach Todd Bowles, according to general manager Mike Maccagnan.

    Huddle Up: The Jets are 'highly unlikely' to add another free-agent quarterback per Maccagnan, but he acknowledged drafting another one is a possibility. McCown should still be considered the odds-on favorite, but he will turn 38 in July and has never played a full season. In short, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg should expect to make starts this season. It's going to be hard for fantasy owners to find any value in this passing game in 2017.

  • Posted: 3/17/2017 9:39am ET

    Free-agent QB Josh McCown (Browns) will visit with the New York Jets on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

    Huddle Up: If McCown signs with the Jets, there is a very real chance he would start in 2017 given the current state of affairs. New York is in full rebuild mode, so McCown could be ignored in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 2/24/2017 8:00pm ET

    Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler can still play at a high level, according to free-agent QB Josh McCown, and McCown said Cutler just needs to find the right situation for his skill set.

    Huddle Up: Cutler could land a starting gig for a quarterback-needy team in 2017, but at this stage in his career, he is a QB2 with limited upside.

  • Posted: 2/10/2017 7:53pm ET

    New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo would provide a 'bright' future at the quarterback spot for the Cleveland Browns, according to free-agent QB Josh McCown. 'I've seen him on tape because we had a common opponent in Miami,'' McCown said. 'He made some high level throws and did some things that would get you excited about his ability to maybe carry a franchise.'

    Huddle Up: Garoppolo's is an intriguing, albeit unproven, quarterback option, but Cleveland wouldn't be an ideal destination as far as his fantasy value is concerned.

  • Posted: 11/27/2016 8:31pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown completed 25 of his 43 pass attempts for 322 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 12 game against the New York Giants.

    Huddle Up: Despite his second 300-yard total over the past four games, he remains more of a QB2 in deeper fantasy leagues using two starting signal callers. The Browns are off in Week 13 due to a bye.

  • Posted: 11/5/2016 7:47am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler (concussion) has been named the starting quarterback for Week 9's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Head coach Hue Jackson said Kessler received the starting nod over QB Josh McCown because he needs to see him play in order to evaluate him.

    Huddle Up: Kessler was a full participant in practice for three consecutive days after missing Week 8's game versus the New York Jets due to a concussion. He should be viewed as a risky play in all fantasy formats, even though WR Corey Coleman is expected to suit up for the first time since Week 2.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 6:05pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (collarbone) completed 25 of his 49 pass attempts for 341 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 8 game against the New York Jets in his first action since Week 2. He had been sidelined since then due to a fractured collarbone.

    Huddle Up: McCown has a pretty decent stat line, but his fantasy appeal is mostly for those in formats requiring two starting signal callers and as a low-priced option in DFS.

  • Posted: 10/27/2016 2:44pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 27. Head coach Hue Jackson has already said he expects McCown to start this week.

    Huddle Up: McCown returns for a favorable matchup with the New York Jets, and his return also bumps up the fantasy value of Gary Barnidge and Duke Johnson, in particular. Because it's his first game back in a while, McCown could be overlooked in daily contests. He's a great contrarian option at a cheap price.

  • Posted: 10/13/2016 5:53pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 13.

    Huddle Up: Cody Kessler is in line to start in Week 6, and McCown can continue to be avoided in all formats.

  • Posted: 9/25/2016 7:10am ET

    Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) is expected to need two to four weeks to recover from a broken collarbone in his non-throwing shoulder. He wanted to harness the left shoulder and continue playing but the team denied his request.

    Huddle Up: QB Cody Kessler will serve as the team's interim starter, with QB Charlie Whitehurst backing him up. Both players possess little fantasy value, although Kessler could be useful as a bench player in cavernous seasonal leagues.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 4:57pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, and the team is bracing themselves for bad news on McCown's shoulder. He will be re-evaluated Monday, Sept. 19.

    Huddle Up: The Browns lost Robert Griffin III for the season in the first game, and now McCown might be down for the count. Whomever starts under center in Cleveland in Week 3 isn't worth using in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 2:43pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) went 20-for-33 for 260 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2.

    Huddle Up: McCown is dealing with an injury to his non-throwing shoulder but expects to play in Week 3, so owners should monitor the situation. McCown was able to move the ball down the field and could be a starting option in daily fantasy leagues against favorable matchups.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 10:49am ET

    Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) has returned to the team's Week 2 game after missing some time because of a shoulder injury.

    Huddle Up: McCown has thrown for two touchdowns in a little over a quarter in Week 2 and should help the team's passing game. McCown should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues but can start against favorable matchups.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 10:40am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 2 and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Cody Kessler is the Browns' backup and likely would be next in line to start if McCown missed any time, so owners should keep an eye on McCown's status. Kessler would be no more than a low-end No. 2 quarterback if he starts.

  • Posted: 9/16/2016 9:45pm ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge faces the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2, and in two games against Baltimore last season, he caught a combined 15 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown. QB Josh McCown started both games.

    Huddle Up: McCown will be under center this weekend, and while there is no guarantee they can recreate the magic, Barnidge should be treated as a TE1.

  • Posted: 8/31/2016 12:10pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown may be a trade target for the Minnesota Vikings, but the Browns likely will keep McCown unless the Vikings are willing to trade a high draft pick for him.

    Huddle Up: McCown is probably one of several options the Vikings are considering, but it appears that he will be the backup for the Browns this season. McCown will not have any fantasy value unless he is starting for a team.

  • Posted: 8/14/2016 10:22pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown is not expected to be traded unless the team receives at least a fourth-round draft choice in return. The Dallas Cowboys are not interested in offering more than a sixth-round pick for McCown.

  • Posted: 7/5/2016 12:54pm ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown may not make the 53-man roster, according to ESPNCleveland.com's Tony Grossi.

    Huddle Up: If so, the veteran QB will find another home quickly, and the Browns might have been wise to deal him earlier this offseason.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
2 BAL 260 2 2 0 0
3 @MIA 0 0 0 0 0
8 NYJ 341 2 2 10 0
10 @BAL 59 0 2 0 0
11 PIT 118 1 0 11 0
12 NYG 322 1 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @NYJ 49 0 0 23 0
3 OAK 341 2 1 0 0
4 @LAC 356 2 0 0 0
5 @BAL 457 2 0 12 1
6 DEN 213 2 2 12 0
7 @LAR 270 0 0 21 0
8 ARI 211 3 1 18 0
12 BAL 212 1 0 12 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 CAR 183 2 2 27 0
2 LAR 179 0 1 6 2
3 @ATL 58 0 1 0 0
10 ATL 301 2 2 39 0
11 @WAS 288 2 0 8 0
12 @CHI 341 1 2 12 0
13 CIN 190 0 1 0 0
14 @DET 250 2 2 8 0
15 @CAR 154 1 1 21 1
16 GB 147 0 1 0 0
17 NO 115 1 1 6 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
7 @WAS 204 1 0 33 0
9 @GB 272 2 0 20 0
10 DET 62 1 0 0 0
11 BAL 216 1 0 -1 0
12 @LAR 352 2 1 4 0
13 @MIN 355 2 0 0 0
14 DAL 348 4 0 16 1
16 @PHI 20 0 0 -3 0

2011 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
15 SEA 12 0 1 0 0
16 @GB 242 1 2 38 0
17 @MIN 160 1 1 30 0

2009 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 PHI 2 0 0 0 0

2008 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
4 ATL 0 0 0 -2 0
5 KC 0 0 0 -1 0

2007 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 DET 313 2 2 3 0
2 @DEN 73 1 3 28 0
3 CLE 108 1 0 15 0
9 HOU 158 1 3 31 0
10 CHI 108 0 1 22 0
13 DEN 141 3 0 22 0
14 @GB 110 1 2 6 0
15 IND 94 1 0 16 0
16 @JAC 46 0 0 0 0

2006 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
11 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NE 0 0 0 0 0

2005 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @NYG 52 0 1 0 0
3 @SEA 97 0 1 10 0
4 SF 385 2 0 32 0
5 CAR 394 2 3 29 0
7 TEN 140 1 1 2 0
8 @DAL 161 1 2 16 0
15 @HOU 12 0 1 0 0
16 PHI 294 2 1 8 0
17 @IND 297 1 1 42 0

2004 Game Logs

Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @STL 181 0 0 5 0
2 NE 160 0 2 19 0
3 @ATL 198 0 0 10 0
4 NO 157 0 0 1 0
5 @SF 231 3 1 11 0
7 SEA 212 1 1 3 0
8 @BUF 101 1 0 3 0
9 @MIA 162 1 0 9 0
10 NYG 90 0 0 3 0
12 NYJ 62 0 2 0 0
14 SF 307 0 1 7 0
15 STL 287 2 0 33 2
16 @SEA 248 3 2 10 0
17 TB 115 0 1 -2 0

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