Browns agree with Josh McCown, 3-year deal-- Fri Feb 27 5:45 pm --
Hoyer not likely to be re-signed
The Browns agreed to terms with Josh McCown, 35, on a three-year deal Friday after a bidding war between the Browns and Bills, who are now coached by Rex Ryan. McCown's signing decreases the chances that the Browns will re-sign Brian Hoyer.(Cleveland Plain Dealer)
FF Today's Take:The fact that there was a "bidding war" for McCown's services is good indication of just how weak the free agent quarterback class is this season. McCown is familiar with offensive coordinator John DeFilippo from their days in Oakland (2007) and is expected to serve as a mentor for Johnny Manziel. With no receiving options to speak of, McCown is nothing more than a QB2 in fantasy leagues.
McCown visits Bills, leaves without contract-- Mon Feb 16 4:00 pm --
No salary terms discussed
Free-agent quarterback Josh McCown visited the Buffalo Bills today, but left without a contract.
The Bills did not even talk salary with McCown's representative, according to a league source. McCown has at least one and maybe two other visits with NFL teams lined up, the source said.
FF Today's Take:McCown is open to sign with any team because he was released by the Bucs but its certainly not a good sign that money wasn't even discussed. The Bills have only EJ Manuel and Jeff Tuel on the roster. Given the weak free agent market for quarterbacks, McCown will likely have other options either in a starting or backup role.
The chances of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafting a quarterback with the first pick in the 2015 draft appeared to increase substantially Wednesday when the team released 2014 starter Josh McCown.(Tampa Tribune)
FF Today's Take:McCown started 11 games in 2014 but completed just 56.3 percent of his passes and had a TD:INT ratio of 11:14. McCown was scheduled to make $5 million in 2015 and leaves Mike Glennon as the only QB currently on the roster. The team has been rumored to favor Florida State QB Jameis Winston over Marcus Mariota in the upcoming draft.