Jets QB Josh McCown Done For Season

It’s official – Josh McCown‘s season is over. Coach Todd Bowles shared the bad news with reporters on Monday morning. Josh McCown (vertical)

McCown exited Sunday’s loss to the Broncos with a broken hand. With just three games to go and zero chance of making the postseason, shutting the quarterback down was the only choice left for the Jets.

The Jets have exceeded all expectations this year and so has the 38-year-old McCown. McCown threw for a career-high 18 touchdowns this season and matched a personal watermark with 13 starts. His No. 22 ranking among Pro Football Focus’ top quarterbacks doesn’t portray him as Pro Bowl material, but few expected the aging veteran to do that well given the team’s major gaps on offense.

The Jets are expected to turn things over to the younger Bryce Petty, who struggled in relief of McCown. There’s also the possibility that we’ll finally see 2016 second-round pick Christian Hackenberg get on the field. Bowles has previously dismissed the idea that Hackenberg could see reps despite his apparent lack of readiness. “This isn’t Triple-A,” Bowles told reporters in November. However, with three games left, now is as good of a time as any to find out what Hackenberg has to offer. If the Jets can definitively conclude that the Penn State product is not NFL material, then they can move on from him this offseason.

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        • WalkersDayOff

          News flash. The Jets are not making the playoffs. So there is 0 point in winning games. Might as well see what the young guys can do. If you really think kap is an option for them you dont know football

  1. CubsRebsSaints

    They want to lose while evaluating their currently rostered QB’s. But play hard and with heart, and integrity. Todd Bowles, to me, could be coach of the year.
    Coaches should all garner some attention as well.

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