A day after Jets head coach Todd Bowles stated it will be “nice” to have Josh McCown again subsequent season, basic supervisor Mike Maccagnan mimicked the sentiment.
“Based mostly on what Josh has executed, I’d don’t have any drawback bringing him again,” Maccagnan stated Tuesday in Florham Park. “However in fact that is one other factor that is going to play itself out right here over time. He’s a free agent. He clearly has to make the willpower from his finish along with his household, what he needs to do. However every little thing from our standpoint has been exceptionally constructive with Josh.”
On Nov. 30, a few week earlier than he suffered a season-ending damaged hand in a loss on the Broncos, McCown definitely seemed like a person who wished to play one other season.
“Once you really feel such as you’ve been chasing, sort of, this degree that you simply imagine you may play at for a very long time, and also you begin to really feel such as you’re scratching the floor of that and doing a few of these issues and settling right into a system that you simply like, it is exhausting to simply go, ‘Yeah, man, I will be executed,'” McCown stated then.
Earlier than his season ended, McCown was having fun with a profession 12 months. He missed the ultimate three.5 video games of the season however nonetheless set career-highs in passing yards (2,926), passing touchdowns (18), completion share (67.three) and dashing touchdowns (5).
McCown, who turns 39 in July, has stated repeatedly that he might want to converse along with his household earlier than coming to a last resolution on 2018. He formally turns into a free agent in March. The Jets didn’t make him out there to the media Monday.
“I’ve talked with Josh. I do know Todd has talked with Josh,” Maccagnan stated. “These conversations are sort of between us. I do not know if I can provide you any perception on that proper now.
“Our expertise with Josh has been extraordinarily constructive with what he is delivered to this group. And I’d hope or suppose Josh on the opposite facet, it was constructive by way of his view of this group and his expertise. However once more, there’s different issues that think about and we’ll work by way of this.”