With multiple quarterback-needy teams signing veterans to two-year deals in the range of $10 million, it’s possible that those teams are pre-emptively lining up fallback options in the event they don’t get the quarterbacks they covet in the draft.
New Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown realizes that it could happen in Tampa. But he’s not concerned about it.
“Anything is possible and I certainly knew that coming into this place and I’m not afraid of that whatsoever,” McCown told PFT Live in an interview that aired on Friday. “You know if it helps our team, if they pick a guy that they feel like is going to help our football team get better, then I’m all for that and I’ll help that young man get better as much as I can. . . . I had an opportunity to speak to Mike Glennon earlier today and told him the same thing.
“When I’m here and when I’m done here I want to look back and whether its Mike Glennon or the seventh pick of the draft this year and say, ‘Man those guys are better players because they played with me. Because I was able to help them.’ And if that means that at some point in their career that they take over or that they’ve pushed me and pushed past me then if that makes our team better, I’m all for it. Because I want our team to be good. It excites me, so I don’t fear that. You know if I was younger maybe that would make me feel a little bit different, but at this stage of my career I don’t fear that. I’m excited about my opportunity and we’ll welcome any additions that we can to make this team better.”
It’s the right perspective to have for a guy who showed in 2013 that he can deliver when needed, as evidenced by 13 touchdown passes against only one interception.
For the full version of the interview, click the show box in the right rail of the site. For the short version that aired on Thursday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, click the thing in the thing below.