On Monday, New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles announced Josh McCown will begin the 2017 NFL season as the team’s starting quarterback.
Coach Bowles: Josh McCown will open the season as the starting QB. pic.twitter.com/4P5KoyF3fV
— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 28, 2017
McCown, 38, started 11 games for the Cleveland Browns over the past two seasons, but only three in 2016.
McCown’s play will likely dictate whether or not backups Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg have any chance of taking his job during the season.