Luke McCown Fantasy News

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 8:44pm - [Full Article]

Guys like Curtis Painter, Charlie Whitehurst, Luke McCown and Derek Anderson found work, while free agent Josh Freeman is wondering what happened to his once-promising career.

The Oakland Raiders were Freeman's best bet before free agency, but they preferred Matt Schaub. Freeman might have to wait until after the draft to find a team.

Fantasy Impact:

Last year at this time Freeman was poised for a big year but it obviously never panned out.


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Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 1:49pm

Saints on Twitter - [Full Article]

Saints agree to terms on a 1-year deal with QB Luke McCown.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:32pm - [Full Article]

The Falcons are set with Matt Ryan, but the backup to him is a little more unclear. Dominique Davis appears to be the frontrunner heading into training camp, and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter thinks the upcoming preseason will be big for the second-year signal caller.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis is battling rookie Sean Renfree and free agent QB Seth Doege. He was impressive in preseason last year, but was third behind Luke McCown. The team has since parted ways with with McCown pretty much leaving the job for Davis.

Monday, November 28, 2011, 7:42am

NBC Sports - [Full Article]

Coach Jack Del Rio benched rookie Blaine Gabbert in the fourth quarter, after six sacks and an interception. Luke McCown led the team to a late field goal, but his fourth-down pass with about a minute remaining fell incomplete.

Del Rio said Gabbert remains the team's starter.

"Offensively, we just are struggling to generate enough productivity to have any fun," Del Rio said. "It's tough to win in this league when you're not scoring. ... We are working hard at it, but we are just not making enough plays."

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10:55am - [Full Article]

Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Gene Smith recently addressed the first-half performance of rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert, the No. 10 overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Gabbert, after spending the first two games backing up Luke McCown, has started the last six games, completing 79 of 173 passes for 907 yards and five touchdowns with four interceptions.

But while there has been criticism of Gabbert in recent days and weeks, Smith said the experience of playing against the NFL’s top four-ranked defenses – Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Houston and Cincinnati – has been invaluable.

Smith said while Gabbert has thrown for fewer than 100 yards in his last two starts, he doesn’t worry that the rookie will lose confidence.

Fantasy Impact:

Gabbert's never going to hit full stride until the Jaguars surround him with better weapons. Dynasty league owners should remain patient with Gabbert, but he's unlikely to have any value in redraft leagues for the remainder of the 2011 season.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 12:20pm

AP - [Full Article]

Coach Jack Del Rio named Blaine Gabbert the starter Wednesday, switching quarterbacks three days after Luke McCown threw four interceptions against the New York Jets.

Del Rio met with Gabbert and McCown Wednesday morning, then told other players about the switch at a team meeting. Gabbert will start Sunday at Carolina.

Fantasy Impact:

The move makes sense since McCown is not a wily vet who can "manage" the team into the playoffs (a la David Garrard). This is probably good news for Mike Thomas and Marcedes Lewis.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 7:27pm

Gene Frenette on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio says on his coaching show that he's not ready to say whether Blaine Gabbert or Luke McCown will start Sunday.

Monday, September 19, 2011, 8:39am

Florida Times Union - [Full Article]

The Jaguars could be on the verge of having their third quarterback in the last two weeks because coach Jack Del Rio declined to name his starter for Sunday’s game at Carolina. He said they’ll discuss it as a staff before making a decision.

Blaine Gabbert played in mop-up time, and completed five of six passes for a 102.8 passer rating. Luke McCown’s rating was 1.8.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a QB situation to stay away from anyway...

Jaguars release QB David Garrard, Luke McCown to start
Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 4:02pm - [Full Article]

The Jacksonville Jaguars have informed starting quarterback David Garrard they are releasing him, Jay Glazer of NFL Network and Fox Sports reported Tuesday. The surprising move means Luke McCown will start Sunday's season opener against Tennessee.

McCown, 30, hasn't started a game since 2007 while with the Bucs, and his career high is four starts as a rookie in Cleveland. McCown has a career record of 1-6 and has thrown just nine touchdown passes with 10 interceptions.

Fantasy Impact:

Expect Blaine Gabbert to be under center for the Jaguars sooner rather than later. While we like what we've seen from Gabbert, we're not wild about a rookie under center for the other offensive players on his team -- Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike Thomas, Jason Hill. Marcedes Lewis may get more looks, but don't expect a lot of points out of an offense led by Luke McCown or Blaine Gabbert.

Monday, September 5, 2011, 3:37pm

Tania Ganguli on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars updated depth chart has Blaine Gabbert at No. 2, Luke McCown at No. 3. Guess Jack Del Rio changed his mind.

Del Rio: Garrard is our starter
Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:35am - [Full Article]

The Jaguars created an instant quarterback controversy Thursday night by making a bold move to trade up for Blaine Gabbert, who is now their quarterback of the future.

The Jaguars dealt their second-round pick to Washington to trade up six spots (10th overall) and take Gabbert, who will eventually replace David Garrard as the team’s starting quarterback. The question is when the transition will take place. both coach Jack Del Rio and general Gene Smith stressed that Garrard is still the starter.

“Our intention is to have David as our quarterback and have Blaine come in and push David,’’ Del Rio said. “David is our quarterback," Smith said. “We’ve got Luke McCown behind him. He’s a proven starter."

Fantasy Impact:

While Jack Del Rio may be saying David Garrard is the starter for now, it will only be a matter of time before the reins are handed over to Blaine Gabbert. The Jaguars could take the smart rout and let Gabbert hold a clipboard for most of 2011.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 3:26pm - [Full Article]

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced they have signed free agent quarterback Todd Bouman to a contract and placed quarterback Luke McCown on injured reserve. McCown suffered a knee injury late in the fourth quarter at San Diego last Sunday.

Bouman, has played in 42 games with six starts for the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. Bouman spent four weeks on the Jaguars’ roster in 2007 after an injury to David Garrard and also spent time in the club’s 2008 and 2009 training camps.

Monday, September 20, 2010, 8:33pm

Mark Long on Twitter - [Full Article]

Looks like Jaguars have signed QB Todd Bouman to replace injured backup Luke McCown. Bouman in building with QB coach Mike Shula.

Jags lose QB Luke McCown
Monday, September 20, 2010, 6:45pm

Tania Ganguli on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jags coach Jack Del Rio says Luke McCown has an ACL injury. It appears he'll need another reconstruction on that knee. He's already had one.

Monday, September 20, 2010, 8:45am

Florida Times Union - [Full Article]

With their starter struggling and the score out of reach, the Jaguars pulled quarterback David Garrard and inserted backup quarterback Luke McCown for the fourth quarter.

Two plays from the end of the game, McCown scrambled inside the 5-yard line and fell on his right knee. The Jaguars did not know the extent of McCown's injury, but he wore a sleeve on the leg after the game.

McCown will have an MRI to determine the seriousness of the injury.

"We'll see," McCown said as a Jaguars trainer placed a black brace on his knee. "I'm not a doctor."

He tore the anterior cruciate ligament in that knee in 2006. It's unlikely this injury is the same because McCown was walking on his own power after Sunday's loss to San Diego.