One year after signing veteran free agent QB Josh McCown the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cut ties with the signal caller making him a free agent. A new member of Buffalo’s coaching staff has some familiarity with McCown.
McCown spent three seasons in Chicago prior to signing a two-year free agent deal with Tampa last offseason, including one under former head coach Marc Trestman and former offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer. McCown had the best season of his career under Kromer and Trestman in 2013 when he appeared in eight games in place of an injured Jay Cutler. He completed more than 66 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns against just one interception and a passer rating of 109.
Things did not go as well in Tampa this past season as an early thumb injury sidelined him in Week 4 and he missed six games. His numbers weren’t as good either behind a suspect offensive line that allowed the third-most sacks in the league in 2014 (52). It appears the Bucs are going young at QB with Mike Glennon still on the roster and the number one pick in the draft.
That being said McCown is known as a solid locker room guy with former Bears GM even calling him a “glue guy” (helps hold the room together). Here’s more on that.
The Bills are in the market for a veteran signal caller and may also draft a quarterback to add competition at the position to the roster.
If the Bills are in fact interested in McCown they’ll certainly be tapping into Kromer’s intimate knowledge of McCown’s game having worked with him closely just two seasons ago.
Tags: Aaron Kromer, Josh McCown, NFL free agency
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