One thing that is desperately needed in Tampa Bay is leadership. Lovie Smith will help to shape the vision of the team, but a veteran player is needed to help the younger players grow and develop. Having played in the NFL since 2002, McCown provides the stability and knowledge that will help the Buccaneers recover from a disastrous 2013 season. He will also have several talented offensive weapons at his disposal, so this makes for a potentially great fantasy season for the new Tampa Bay quarterback.
McCown has always been plagued as being an average player. His touchdown totals almost always matched his interception totals, and he found himself bouncing around from team to team for several years. Just as it seemed that his career was quietly winding down, McCown was forced to take over the reigns for the Chicago Bears with Jay Cutler being injured.
Not a single person expected McCown to throw for 1,829 yards, 13 touchdowns and only one interception in eight games. Fantasy players quickly grabbed McCown off of the waiver wire, and many used their new pickup instead of their drafted quarterbacks for several weeks.
McCown finds himself in a great position with Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin, Bobby Rainey and Mike Williams as his new teammates. Things will only get better for the Buccaneers in the draft, so watch for this offense to take a step forward in the 2014 season. The future of Mike Glennon is a little uncertain after this move, but McCown should be able to beat out the young quarterback for the starting position.
With an excellent coach, veteran leadership and a team that is hungry to win, McCown puts himself in the position to be a top-10 fantasy quarterback in 2014.