ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that with the Browns expected to sign QB Robert Griffin III to a contract on Thursday, Cleveland will likely field trade offers for veteran QB Josh McCown.
- Schefter specifically mentions the Jets, Broncos and Rams as three teams with quarterback questions, who could have interest in McCown.
On Wednesday, Rich Cimini reported that the Jets have begun examining quarterback options outside of re-signing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, including McCown. Although, Cimini added that the Jets would prefer to wait until McCown has been released to pursue him.
McCown, 36, signed a three-year, $14 million contract that includes $6.25 million guaranteed with the Browns back in March of last year. He stands to make base salaries of $4.375 million (2016) and $3.625 million (2017) over the duration of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading McCown will free up $3,708,332 in available cap space while creating $1,333,334 in dead money.
In 2015, McCown appeared in eight games and threw for 2,109 yards while completing 63.7 percent of his passes to go along with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.