Josh McCown says the future is bright for the Jets

AP

Jets quarterback Josh McCown is getting a little tired of hearing about how bad his team is.

McCown says the Jets, contrary to what many believe, have a competitive mix of veterans and young players who are going to play hard to win this year.

“There’s still some guys there that are pros,” McCown said on ESPN. “When you watch how a guy like Matt Forte comes in and does his job every day, Mo Wilkerson had a great spring, came in and worked hard, and our rookies coming along, Jamal Adams so impressive coming in as a rookie out of LSU, a high draft pick. So I think the future is bright for our team. We’ve got a good mix of the right guys who are willing to help the young guys learn but also committed to moving forward this year.”

McCown said he had several opportunities to be a backup this season, but the Jets were the only team willing to give him the chance to start, so that’s why he went to New York.

“I’m a competitor, but I want to go down playing, go down competing, so when somebody says ‘You’ve got a chance to compete’ where ever it is, I’m like, ‘Sign me up for that,'” McCown said. “I’m going to go out and play the best ball I’ve ever played in my career and as a team we’re going to come together and maybe buck a lot of people’s expectations.”

The good news for the Jets is that expectations are low enough they only need to win four or five games to buck a lot of people’s expectations.

33 responses to “Josh McCown says the future is bright for the Jets

  1. There are no guarantees that a high draft pick equals a franchise quarterback . Jeff George, Ryan Leaf and Mark Buttfumble have proven that.

  2. As a Bills fan I feel kinda lucky to have Tyrod as our QB….our situation could be much worse…

  3. Yeah like 4 years ago he was going to retire because the bears didn’t want to him make the starter.. huge competitor

  4. That’s the light from the oncoming train, McCown. The Jets are going to get run over this year.

  5. I admire McCown’s optimism and work ethic. I strongly question his sanity. The Jets will be lucky to win three games this year if that. And the future of the team is looking pretty bleak at this juncture. No one (other than McCown, apparently) sees any reason for hope anytime soon.

  6. The future may be bright for the Jets, but no one on the current roster will be there when/if they finally win.

  7. The Jets are the Jets and they always will be. The story is the same, just change the names. They are treading into Kotite territory.

    I swear Broadway Joe signed a deal with the devil.

  8. McCown said the very same thing last year about Cleveland Browns, who he guided to 1-15.

    NOT a great quarterback, or a judge of team potential. Nice guy, though.

  9. I actually like Bowles and feel sorry for how he is being set up. He and the players should take the Major League approach to the obvious tanking by management.

  10. Dumpster fires burn pretty bright too. Time to take belts and knives from the jet fans. I wonder how many also happen to be Met fans too? Talk about masochism.

  11. unclebluck says:
    Jul 20, 2017 12:08 PM
    As a Bills fan I feel kinda lucky to have Tyrod as our QB….our situation could be much worse…
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    Lucky to have Tyrod?

    That’s hilarious, you Bills fans really are as delusional as it gets.

  12. Jets could have it worse. These teams currently own the LONGEST streak to NOT WIN a playoff game:

    1. Bengals – 26 Years
    2. Lions – 25 Years
    3. Bills – 21 Years
    4. Browns – 19 Years
    5. Dolphins – 16 Years
    6. Raiders – 14 Years
    7. Buccaneers – 14 Years
    8. Titans – 13 Years
    9. Rams – 12 Years
    10. Redskins – 11 Years
    11. Jaguars – 9 Years
    12. Eagles – 8 Years
    13. Vikings – 7 Years
    14. Jets – 6 Years

  13. I loved McCown’s one good year with the Bears. After the last few, I have no idea why teams still want him to start. It’s quite confusing. He’s a good “rah-rah” guy and decent backup, but why does anyone still want him to start?

  14. tunechi90 says:
    Jul 20, 2017 1:43 PM
    Jets could have it worse. These teams currently own the LONGEST streak to NOT WIN a playoff game:

    1. Bengals – 26 Years
    2. Lions – 25 Years
    3. Bills – 21 Years
    4. Browns – 19 Years
    5. Dolphins – 16 Years
    6. Raiders – 14 Years
    7. Buccaneers – 14 Years
    8. Titans – 13 Years
    9. Rams – 12 Years
    10. Redskins – 11 Years
    11. Jaguars – 9 Years
    12. Eagles – 8 Years
    13. Vikings – 7 Years
    14. Jets – 6 Years

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    Wow…..with the way Raiders’ fans crow around here you would have thought they won something consequential in the last 14 years….

  15. How ironic would it be if the Jets had sendintheclowns.com ala the Mess (Oops Mets) as a sponsor?

  16. You heard it first from me…the jets will have over 80 million in cap room next year..so dont be surprised when we not only draft a QB next year in the draft but also sign kirk cousins to a LONG TERM DEAL..because we will be one of only like 3 teams that will have the money to do it…kirk be patient your deal is on the way..because its all about the money..

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