It has been an honor to journey through this wonderful game as a player for the past 17 years and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to serve the game in a new capacity. via @PlayersTribune https://t.co/NDU9cH2alH pic.twitter.com/FEXMlf40a9
— Josh McCown (@JoshMcCown12) June 17, 2019
For his next step, McCown will be joining ESPN as an analyst, per Bill Hofheimer. He starts this coming Wednesday.
McCown, 39, 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 last March on a one-year contract worth $10 million.
During his career, McCown spent time with 10 different NFL teams. He finished with 17,703 yards passing, 98 touchdowns and 82 interceptions. He also ran for 1107 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career.