Eagles’ Josh McCown To Have Surgery

Quarterback Josh McCown tore his hamstring in the Eagles’ playoff loss to the Seahawks, as Tim McManus of ESPN.com tweets. Remarkably, McCown played through the injury in the second half of the game as he filled in for Carson Wentz

The surgery will keep McCown sidelined for six weeks. After that, he’ll have a decision to make on his future. Last week’s game marked McCown’s first playoff action at the age of 40 and he’ll turn 41 in July, just before training camp gets underway.

Few players would have stayed on the field after tearing a hamstring, but McCown felt he had little choice. After Wentz exited in the first quarter with a concussion, McCown was left as the only quarterback on the Eagles’ active roster.

In June of last year, McCown announced that he would retire after 17 years in the NFL. In August, the Eagles talked him out of hit. He inked a one-year, $2MM deal to serve as Wentz’s backup after the Eagles lost QBs Nate Sudfeld and Cody Kessler to injury. The veteran threw just five passes in the regular season before he was called upon in the wild card contest.

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  1. DarkSide830

    really looked like it. shame too, was hoping he would consider returning. think he’s done after this though.

    • DarkSide830

      really ticked how everyone was talking about him. outside of the redzone the guy was driving. we got a whole lot more than could be expected from a career journeymam backup QB who hadnt played on weeks, was coming off the bench on short notice, and was signed out of retirement at the age of 40. and lets not forget, this was his first playoff game. what a guy to have kept us in that game.

      • phillyvseverybody

        He played well. Makes you think we could have won if he didn’t get hurt either.

        • crosseyedlemon

          As I pointed out a week ago, Goodell manipulated the start times of the Eagles and Saints games from what they would have been under normal regular season conditions. Saints got burned by having to play in that early time slot and Seattle got the benefit of extra time to overcome jet lag.

  2. GabeOfThrones

    Cowboys fan here, but it’s hard/impossible not to love this guy. Think he’ll make a great coach someday.

  3. Polish Hammer

    He played very tough, but his injury makes me wonder even more why he kept insisting won tucking the ball and running.

  4. Rondon

    2 mill?? There are back ups making 2, 3 times that much that would’ve folded like daisys if put in that position.If the Eagles have a hair on their balls, they’ll give that guy a bonus as he retires. At 40, that’s an injury that will cause him some degree of pain for the rest of his life.

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