Bills Negotiating a Contract with Josh McCown

Buffalo has targeted Josh McCown among all of the free agent quarterbacks in this year's free agent class according to Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.

Things are heating up between the Buffalo Bills and Josh McCown. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reported today that the Bills and McCown are discussing a contract.

McCown was the top free agent quarterback in the 2014 free agent class before being signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Things did not go well for McCown in Tampa Bay, as he finished the season with a 1-10 record. In 2014, McCown completed 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,206 yards while throwing 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 

In his 12-year career, McCown has a 17-32 record as starting quarterback. He's played on six teams during his playing career.

Despite McCown's lack of long-term success at quarterback, Joe Buscaglia of WGR550 said that the Bills view McCown as an upgrade over last year's starter, Kyle Orton.

If McCown signs with the Bills, he'll have to compete against E.J. Manuel for the starting quarterback job.  Since meeting with the Bills two weeks ago, the free agent quarterback met with the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns. New York and Cleveland both have plenty of questions at the quarterback position, so McCown has some leverage. 

Buffalo's offensive line coach, Aaron Kromer, is very familar with McCown. The quarterback worked with Kromer in Chicago during the 2013 season. During this time, McCown thrived under Kromer. In eight games (five starts), McCown completed 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,829 yards. He threw 13 touchdowns to 1 interception during the 2013 season. Kromer would certainly be able to tell Greg Roman all of McCown's strengths and weaknesses as a quarterback.

For the Bills, the move makes sense. The free agent quarterback class does not have any long-term solutions at the position. Buffalo can sign McCown for 1-2 seasons and realistically look for their franchise quarterback starting in 2016 if Manuel doesn't win the job this year. Buffalo's game plan this season is to incorporate a run-heavy offense. The Bills will simply need a game manager at quarterback and Manuel and McCown can battle it out for the job if the veteran signs in Buffalo. 


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McCown was the top free agent quarterback in the 2014 free agent class before being signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Things did not go well for McCown in Tampa Bay, as he finished the season with a 1-10 record. In 2014, McCown completed 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,206 yards while throwing 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 

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In his 12-year career, McCown has a 17-32 record as starting quarterback. He's played on six teams during his playing career.

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Despite McCown's lack of long-term success at quarterback, Joe Buscaglia of WGR550 said that the Bills view McCown as an upgrade over last year's starter, Kyle Orton.

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The #Bills view Josh McCown as an upgrade over Kyle Orton. He's who they wanted in this fun little FA QB class. Interpret that as you will.

— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) February 26, 2015
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If McCown signs with the Bills, he'll have to compete against E.J. Manuel for the starting quarterback job.  Since meeting with the Bills two weeks ago, the free agent quarterback met with the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns. New York and Cleveland both have plenty of questions at the quarterback position, so McCown has some leverage. 

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Buffalo's offensive line coach, Aaron Kromer, is very familar with McCown. The quarterback worked with Kromer in Chicago during the 2013 season. During this time, McCown thrived under Kromer. In eight games (five starts), McCown completed 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,829 yards. He threw 13 touchdowns to 1 interception during the 2013 season. Kromer would certainly be able to tell Greg Roman all of McCown's strengths and weaknesses as a quarterback.

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For the Bills, the move makes sense. The free agent quarterback class does not have any long-term solutions at the position. Buffalo can sign McCown for 1-2 seasons and realistically look for their franchise quarterback starting in 2016 if Manuel doesn't win the job this year. Buffalo's game plan this season is to incorporate a run-heavy offense. The Bills will simply need a game manager at quarterback and Manuel and McCown can battle it out for the job if the veteran signs in Buffalo. 

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Things are heating up between the Buffalo Bills and Josh McCown. Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News reported today that the Bills and McCown are discussing a contract.

Now that the visits are over @JoshMcCown12 is talking contract w Bills: http://t.co/JmFMVK6ClT

— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) February 26, 2015

McCown was the top free agent quarterback in the 2014 free agent class before being signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Things did not go well for McCown in Tampa Bay, as he finished the season with a 1-10 record. In 2014, McCown completed 56.3 percent of his passes for 2,206 yards while throwing 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 

In his 12-year career, McCown has a 17-32 record as starting quarterback. He's played on six teams during his playing career.

Despite McCown's lack of long-term success at quarterback, Joe Buscaglia of WGR550 said that the Bills view McCown as an upgrade over last year's starter, Kyle Orton.

The #Bills view Josh McCown as an upgrade over Kyle Orton. He's who they wanted in this fun little FA QB class. Interpret that as you will.

— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) February 26, 2015

If McCown signs with the Bills, he'll have to compete against E.J. Manuel for the starting quarterback job.  Since meeting with the Bills two weeks ago, the free agent quarterback met with the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns. New York and Cleveland both have plenty of questions at the quarterback position, so McCown has some leverage. 

Buffalo's offensive line coach, Aaron Kromer, is very familar with McCown. The quarterback worked with Kromer in Chicago during the 2013 season. During this time, McCown thrived under Kromer. In eight games (five starts), McCown completed 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,829 yards. He threw 13 touchdowns to 1 interception during the 2013 season. Kromer would certainly be able to tell Greg Roman all of McCown's strengths and weaknesses as a quarterback.

For the Bills, the move makes sense. The free agent quarterback class does not have any long-term solutions at the position. Buffalo can sign McCown for 1-2 seasons and realistically look for their franchise quarterback starting in 2016 if Manuel doesn't win the job this year. Buffalo's game plan this season is to incorporate a run-heavy offense. The Bills will simply need a game manager at quarterback and Manuel and McCown can battle it out for the job if the veteran signs in Buffalo. 

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