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NFL Teams Already Contacting QB Josh McCown About Possible Visit

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that recently released QB Josh McCown has already heard from a few interested teams about possibly scheduling a visit.

  • Rapoport expects McCown to have something set up soon and can believes he’ll be one of the top quarterback free agents again this year.
  • Albert Breer reports that McCown plans to continue playing, and there has been some “preliminary” interest in him.

The Buccaneers announced the release of McCown just a few hours ago, so a market appears to be developing quickly.

Tampa Bay probably did him a favor by releasing him now, which gives him the opportunity to meet with prospective teams, rather than reach free agency and have to contend with the other free agent quarterbacks.

The Ravens are team that would make a lot of sense for McCown, seeing as they hired Marc Trestman as their new offensive coordinator. McCown best year came under Trestman in Chicago, and the Ravens have shown a tendency to target released veterans, as they don’t factor into compensatory draft picks.

Ben Volin of The Boston Globe mentioned that the Bills, Browns, Jets, Texans, and Titans could all have some amount of interest in McCown.

McCown, 35, signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Buccaneers back March of last year. He was set to make a base salary of $5.25 million for the upcoming season.

The Buccaneers freed up $5.25 million by releasing McCown and took on no dead money, according to OverTheCap.com.

In 2014, McCown threw for 2,206 yards while completing 56.3 percent of his passes to go along with 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 34 quarterback out of 39 qualifying players.