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Russell Wilson threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf, Marshawn Lynch had a rushing score and the Seahawks beat the Eagles 17-9 in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs.
Couch Slouch: It is the golden age of golden oldies among NFL quarterbacks. Week 1 saw seven starting quarterbacks aged 35 or older.
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed 40-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. McCown is coming out of retirement to join his 11th team and play his 17th season. He provides insurance behind Carson Wentz. The Eagles already lost two quarterbacks in the first two preseason games. McCown was with the New York Jets the past two seasons.
Quarterback Josh McCown has announced he is retiring from playing football after an NFL career that spanned 16 NFL seasons and included stints with 10 teams. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, writes in a piece for The Players’ Tribune that he will be helping coach his two sons – also quarterbacks – in high school this year. He finished with 17,707 career yards passing, 98 touchdowns and 82 interceptions, with a 60.2 completion percentage and 79.7 quarterback rating.
It was a rough day for NFL starting quarterbacks on Sunday.
Tom Brady didn’t get things started on a strong note for the growing group of graybeard quarterbacks when the Chiefs spoiled the Patriots’ latest Super Bowl celebration with a big comeback of their own Thursday night in the NFL opener.
New York Jets coach Todd Bowles insists there’s still no front-runner to win the team’s three-man quarterback competition. Veteran Josh McCown is largely assumed to be the starter at Buffalo on Sept. 10 in the season opener because of his experience. Unproven Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg are also in the running for the job.
A person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that free agent quarterback Josh McCown is meeting with the New York Jets. The quarterback-needy Jets have just the inexperienced Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg on their roster. McCown, who spent the last two seasons with Cleveland, will meet with the Jets on Friday and Saturday, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because the team had not announced the visit.
NFL notes: He’s now RG4.3.
Rob Gronkowski suffered a bone bruise and sprain of his right knee during the New England Patriots’ 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.
Yes, we rightly celebrate Venus and Serena Williams, and, yes, we rightly celebrate Peyton and Eli Manning. But neither set of sports siblings is as remarkable as the Brothers McCown, Josh and Luke.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Chicago Bears have a better insurance policy than Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Josh McCown, playing in place of the injured Jay Cutler, threw for two touchdowns Monday night as the Bears won 27-20 and ended a six-game skid to their NFC North rivals. The loss snapped Green Bay’s four-game winning streak, but the far larger concern is the health of Rodgers, who hurt his left (non-throwing) shoulder when he was sacked on the first series by the Bears’ Shea McClellin.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Josh McCown won the battle of the backups after Aaron Rodgers was hurt, getting lots of help from Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte to give the Chicago Bears a 27-20 win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.