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Veteran Jets QB Josh McCown announces retirement from the NFL

Throughout his 18-year career in the NFL, quarterback Josh McCown had continued to push on through the various stops in the league.

The ride has come to an end with McCown announced earlier this week that he will retire from the NFL, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.


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“I guess it just goes to show that you don’t always get to choose your own path,” McCown wrote. “But looking back, I’m proud of how my career has gone. I don’t shy away from the journeyman label. I embrace it, full force.

“Because it’s been one heck of a journey.”

Josh McCown has made his way around the league having multiple opportunities to prove that he belonged in the league and he had shown to be a capable starter in spurts. He played for several teams that included the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, and New York Jets.


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He spent his last two years in the league playing for the Jets. There, he spent his final campaign as the backup to rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. Josh McCown finished his career with 98 touchdown passes to 82 interceptions. Meanwhile, he held a 60.2 percent completion rate, 17,707 passing yards, and a 79.7 passer rating.

He had his chance to prove he could be a capable starter in each of his stops in the league. He was a well-respected player on each team. His departure brings an end to a well-traveled career. The years have seen him continue to push through the numerous ups and downs along the way in the life of a journeyman quarterback.

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