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Josh McCown Ends Retirement, Signs One-Year Deal with Philadelphia Eagles

Retiring after the 2018 NFL season, Josh McCown will extend his career one more year for the Eagles who need depth at the quarterback position.

Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Well, it looks like another former NFL player has left his post as a broadcast analyst to return the sport as a 16-year veteran, Josh McCown, has come out of retirement to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles who have a revolving door of quarterbacks so far in training camp and the preseason.

A journeyman quarterback, McCown has played for 11 teams, including the Hartford Colonials of the now-defunct United Football League. Now adding the Eagles as his 12th team, McCown will join the team to add depth among a list of injured backups to Carson Wentz that includes Nate Sudfield (broken wrist) and Cody Kessler (concussion).

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, McCown’s deal is reportedly worth $2 million that could be pushed to over $5 million if McCown meets his incentives.

The Eagles have ended each of the last two seasons with their backup, Nick Foles, as the starter due to injuries to Wentz. Foles won the team a Super Bowl against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, but left after last season to join the Jacksonville Jaguars with a new opportunity to be a starting quarterback once again.

McCown will reportedly return to his broadcast analyst position at ESPN once the 2019 NFL season concludes.

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