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Josh McCown
QB #12
Height:
6-4
Weight:
213
College:
Sam Houston State
Hometown:
Jacksonville, TX
Experience:
12
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 69 1,664 978 58.8 24.1 11,033 6.6 159.9 61 3.7 59 3.5 80 131 24 148 1,001 76.1
2014 TB 11 327 184 56.3 29.7 2,206 6.7 200.5 11 3.4 14 4.3 56T 28 6 36 235 70.5
2013 CHI 8 224 149 66.5 28 1,829 8.2 228.6 13 5.8 1 0.4 80T 21 3 11 37 109
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 55 35 63.6 18.3 414 7.5 138 2 3.6 4 7.3 49 5 1 7 43 68.3
2009 CAR 1 6 1 16.7 6 2 0.3 2 0 -- 0 -- 2 0 0 1 6 39.6
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 190 111 58.4 21.1 1,151 6.1 127.9 10 5.3 11 5.8 46T 12 3 14 92 69.4
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 270 163 60.4 30 1,836 6.8 204 9 3.3 11 4.1 49 23 6 18 101 74.9
2004 ARI 14 408 233 57.1 29.1 2,511 6.2 179.4 11 2.7 10 2.5 48 30 3 31 263 74.1
2003 ARI 8 166 95 57.2 20.8 1,018 6.1 127.3 5 3 6 3.6 60T 11 2 25 174 70.3
2002 ARI 2 18 7 38.9 9 66 3.7 33 0 -- 2 11.1 26 1 0 5 50 10.2
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 69 177 2.6 833 4.7 12.1 7 28 54 30.5 5 0 11
2014 TB 11 25 2.3 127 5.1 11.5 3 16T 10 40 0 0 1
2013 CHI 8 13 1.6 69 5.3 8.6 1 20 5 38.5 1 0 1
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 12 4 68 5.7 22.7 0 28 5 41.7 1 0 0
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 4 2 -3 -0.8 -1.5 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2007 OAK 9 29 3.2 143 4.9 15.9 0 24 9 31 2 0 3
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 29 3.2 139 4.8 15.4 0 12 7 24.1 0 0 2
2004 ARI 14 36 2.6 112 3.1 8 2 12 9 25 0 0 1
2003 ARI 8 28 3.5 158 5.6 19.8 1 16T 8 28.6 0 0 3
2002 ARI 2 1 0.5 20 20 10 0 20 1 100 1 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 69 3 10 3.3 0.1 8 0 0 0 0 0
2014 TB 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DET 2 2 15 7.5 7.5 8 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ARI 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 ARI 14 1 -5 -5 -0.4 -5 0 0 0 0 0
2003 ARI 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 ARI 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 69 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 TB 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 8 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DET 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 ARI 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 ARI 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 ARI 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 69 54 19 0 18 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2014 TB 11 10 4 0 5 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 8 3 1 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 2 0 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 11 3 -- 3 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 5 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2004 ARI 14 12 5 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2003 ARI 8 10 2 0 4 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2002 ARI 2 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 13, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Chicago.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL

  • Originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick, (81st overall) of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2002 NFL Draft.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has played in 58 career games, with 38 starts, completing 794-of-1,337 passes (59.4 pct.) for 8,827 yards with 50 touchdowns and 45 interceptions for a 77.5 passer rating, while adding 152 rushes for 706 yards (4.6 avg.) and four touchdowns and three receptions for 10 yards.
  • Has played for Arizona (2002-05), Detroit (2006), Oakland (2007), Carolina (2008-09) and Chicago (2011-13). Also played for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2010.
  • Named to the 2013 USA Today All-Joe Team
  • Won NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 14 of 2013, accounting for five touchdowns against Dallas (12/9/13).
  • Threw first career touchdown pass at San Francisco (12/7/03), finishing the game 11-of-20 for 120 yards and two touchdowns after replacing starting QB Jeff Blake.
  • Made first career start vs. Carolina (12/14/03).
  • Made NFL debut at Kansas City (12/1/02).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played in eight games, starting five, setting career highs in completion percentage (66.5 pct.), yards per attempt (8.2 YPA), passing touchdowns (13) and passer rating (109.0).
  • Led the league in interception percentage (0.4 pct.), ranked second in touchdown/interception ratio (13.00) and third in passer rating (109.0)
  • Finished the year completing 149-of-224 passes (66.5 pct.) for 1,829 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 109.0, while adding 13 carries for 69 yards and one touchdown.
  • Threw at least one touchdown in seven of the eight games he played in, while also recording a passer rating of 90 or better in those seven games.
  • One of only three players to throw for at least four touchdowns and rush for another, joining Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
  • Did not play Weeks 1-6.
  • Made season debut in relief of injured Bears QB Jay Cutler at Washington (10/20), completing 14-of-20 passes (70.0 pct.) for 204 yards and one touchdown, finishing the game with a passer rating of 119.6, while adding four rushes for 33 yards.
  • Recorded his first start of the season in a win at Green Bay (11/4), throwing two touchdowns and registering a 90.7 passer rating. Also had a season-long 20-yard rush.
  • Against Baltimore (11/17), completed 19-of-31 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown, for a passer rating of 92.9.
  • Threw a career-high 47 passes at St. Louis (11/24), completing 36, for a 76.6 completion percentage, a season high and the second-best of his career. Threw for 352 yards and two touchdowns, finishing the game with a 102.4 passer rating.
  • Registered a season-high 355 passing yards at Minnesota (12/1), the third-most in his career. Added two touchdown passes for a passer rating of 114.9.
  • Won first career NFC Offensive Player of the Week award in Week 14 against Dallas (12/9), completing 27-of-36 passes (75.0 pct.) for 348 yards and four touchdowns, while adding a rushing touchdown.

 

College/PERSONAL

  • Finished career at Sam Houston State (2001), after playing three collegiate seasons at Southern Methodist (1998-2000), combining to complete 599-of-1,093 passes for 7,503 yards, 59 touchdowns and 46 interceptions.
  • Majored in history.
  • Attended Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, Texas).
  • Younger brother Luke player quarterback at Louisiana Tech and was a fourth-round draft choice of Cleveland in 2004. Luke played for Tampa Bay from 2005-08.
  • He and his wife, Natalie, have four children.
  • Born Joshua Treadwell McCown on July 4, 1979 in Jacksonville, Texas.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS

  • Signed by Tampa Bay on March 13, 2014, as an unrestricted free agent from Chicago.

 

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL

  • Originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick, (81st overall) of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2002 NFL Draft.

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has played in 58 career games, with 38 starts, completing 794-of-1,337 passes (59.4 pct.) for 8,827 yards with 50 touchdowns and 45 interceptions for a 77.5 passer rating, while adding 152 rushes for 706 yards (4.6 avg.) and four touchdowns and three receptions for 10 yards.
  • Has played for Arizona (2002-05), Detroit (2006), Oakland (2007), Carolina (2008-09) and Chicago (2011-13). Also played for the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League in 2010.
  • Named to the 2013 USA Today All-Joe Team
  • Won NFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 14 of 2013, accounting for five touchdowns against Dallas (12/9/13).
  • Threw first career touchdown pass at San Francisco (12/7/03), finishing the game 11-of-20 for 120 yards and two touchdowns after replacing starting QB Jeff Blake.
  • Made first career start vs. Carolina (12/14/03).
  • Made NFL debut at Kansas City (12/1/02).

 

2013 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played in eight games, starting five, setting career highs in completion percentage (66.5 pct.), yards per attempt (8.2 YPA), passing touchdowns (13) and passer rating (109.0).
  • Led the league in interception percentage (0.4 pct.), ranked second in touchdown/interception ratio (13.00) and third in passer rating (109.0)
  • Finished the year completing 149-of-224 passes (66.5 pct.) for 1,829 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 109.0, while adding 13 carries for 69 yards and one touchdown.
  • Threw at least one touchdown in seven of the eight games he played in, while also recording a passer rating of 90 or better in those seven games.
  • One of only three players to throw for at least four touchdowns and rush for another, joining Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.
  • Did not play Weeks 1-6.
  • Made season debut in relief of injured Bears QB Jay Cutler at Washington (10/20), completing 14-of-20 passes (70.0 pct.) for 204 yards and one touchdown, finishing the game with a passer rating of 119.6, while adding four rushes for 33 yards.
  • Recorded his first start of the season in a win at Green Bay (11/4), throwing two touchdowns and registering a 90.7 passer rating. Also had a season-long 20-yard rush.
  • Against Baltimore (11/17), completed 19-of-31 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown, for a passer rating of 92.9.
  • Threw a career-high 47 passes at St. Louis (11/24), completing 36, for a 76.6 completion percentage, a season high and the second-best of his career. Threw for 352 yards and two touchdowns, finishing the game with a 102.4 passer rating.
  • Registered a season-high 355 passing yards at Minnesota (12/1), the third-most in his career. Added two touchdown passes for a passer rating of 114.9.
  • Won first career NFC Offensive Player of the Week award in Week 14 against Dallas (12/9), completing 27-of-36 passes (75.0 pct.) for 348 yards and four touchdowns, while adding a rushing touchdown.

 

College/PERSONAL

  • Finished career at Sam Houston State (2001), after playing three collegiate seasons at Southern Methodist (1998-2000), combining to complete 599-of-1,093 passes for 7,503 yards, 59 touchdowns and 46 interceptions.
  • Majored in history.
  • Attended Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, Texas).
  • Younger brother Luke player quarterback at Louisiana Tech and was a fourth-round draft choice of Cleveland in 2004. Luke played for Tampa Bay from 2005-08.
  • He and his wife, Natalie, have four children.
  • Born Joshua Treadwell McCown on July 4, 1979 in Jacksonville, Texas.
 

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