Schefter adds McCown will continue to live in Texas while drawing his practice squad salary of $12,000 a week and be available as an emergency quarterback if the Eagles need one.
It’s a quirky arrangement, but McCown does know Philadelphia’s offense after serving as a backup last season. He also would travel back to North Carolina to coach a high school football team before returning to Philadelphia.
McCown is the NFL’s oldest-ever practice squad player at 41.
McCown, 41, 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 in 2017.
The Jets brought McCown back on a one-year contract worth $10 million for the 2018 season. McCown later returned before joining the Eagles on a one-year contract last August.
For his career, McCown has completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 17,727 yards, 98 touchdowns and 82 interceptions. He has also rushed for 1,105 yards and 13 touchdowns.