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Jets Keeping Josh McCown In Place As Starting QB For Remainder Of Season

Jets HC Todd Bowles told reporters on Wednesday that Josh McCown will be their starting quarterback for the remainder of the 2017 season, per Connor Hughes.

It seemed like the Jets would eventually turn to either Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg at some point this season, but McCown has played well enough to keep the job, even though they don’t really have much to play for in terms of playoff contention.

It will be interesting to see what the Jets do at quarterback next year. Many think they could target another prospect in the draft, but given how well McCown has played for them, there’s at least a chance they could try to re-sign him.

McCown, 38, is a former third-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2002. He played for several teams including the Lions, Raiders, Dolphins, Panthers, 49ers, Bears, Buccaneers and Browns before signing a one-year, $6 million contract with the Jets as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

In 2017, McCown has appeared in 12 games for the Jets and thrown for 2,880 yards while completing 67.8 percent of his passes to go along with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 quarterback out of 38 qualifying players.

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