It’s a no brainer actually. Jets head coach Todd Bowles made it official on Wednesday, saying Josh McCown can be the beginning quarterback for the rest of the season.
That might be actual information in September or perhaps October. However after the main the Jets to a 5-7 report into December and with the playoffs nonetheless a risk, Bowles would have been silly to think about changing his beginning quarterback over the subsequent 4 weeks.
“That’s what I’ve been saying all alongside,” Bowles repeated Wednesday because the Jets continued to organize for Sunday’s recreation at Denver.
The 38-yr-previous McCown was named the AFC Offensive Participant of the Week after throwing for 331 yards and one landing within the Jets’ 38-31 house win over the Chiefs final Sunday. He additionally rushed for 2 touchdowns. McCown referred to as incomes the award “an honor” and credited his teammates. However he has been the Jets’ most dear participant all season.
He got here right here with the fame of being an excellent man, a journeyman quarterback who in his fifteenth season would a minimum of be a dependable Band-Help for a group hoping to develop Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty into an extended-time period answer. That also may be the plan, however the Jets are McCown’s staff now and have been because the three-recreation profitable streak Weeks three-5, which took the group from enjoying for the highest decide in subsequent yr’s draft to profitable extra video games than anybody imagined. Who would have ever thought there can be extra stability on the quarterback place in Florham Park than in East Rutherford?
McCown, together with his straightforward-going but targeted character, has been the right match for the Jets on the sector and within the locker room, main by instance together with his work ethic and skill to narrate to everybody on the roster from starters to gamers on the follow squad.
Bowles has by no means wavered in his perception in McCown and by no means indicated he was considering of creating a change to get Hackenberg or Petty a daily-season begin. However Bowles by no means absolutely dedicated to McCown for the complete yr till Wednesday. That was simply being a coach. The Jets have lastly stabilized their quarterback place, and there was no have to create any type of pointless hypothesis by waffling on McCown’s standing.
Bowles acted like McCown ending the yr because the starter was his plan all alongside. Nonetheless, making it official on Wednesday ends any hypothesis of anybody assuming that position.
“That was my plan and expectation,” McCown stated. “To listen to that reaffirms it. However I…