Luke McCown Fantasy News
Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 1:32pm
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.
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Monday, November 28, 2011, 7:42am
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
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.
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
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.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 7:27pm
Monday, September 19, 2011, 8:39am
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.
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
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.
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
Del Rio: Garrard is our starter
Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:35am
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."
Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 3:26pm
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
Jags lose QB Luke McCown
Monday, September 20, 2010, 6:45pm
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
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.
Sunday, August 29, 2010, 9:49am
Jacksonville backup quarterback Luke McCown showed his team the way to the end zone and a 19-13 preseason victory over Tampa Bay Saturday night.
Jacksonville moved the ball consistently with starter David Garrard at quarterback. But it settled for field goals on three promising drives and had its best possession of the night turned back by a goal-line interception that linebacker Barrett Ruud returned 80 yards to set up Tampa Bay’s only touchdown.
Garrard played into the third quarter and completed 24 of 31 passes for 211 yards and one interception. He completed 15 of his first 17 passes for 134 yards and was 4 of 4 in marching the Jaguars into scoring position.
McCown gave the Jaguars some relief from their frustration, throwing a 27-yard TD pass to John Matthews on his first attempt of the night to put Jacksonville up 16-13 late in the third quarter. Josh Scobee’s fourth field goal provided the final margin of victory.
The Jaguars played without running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who sat out three days of practice last week and did not make the trip to Tampa. The Pro Bowler’s agent said the fifth-year pro is not injured and that the Jaguars were holding him out of the final two preseason games for "precautionary reasons."
Jacksonville was also without all three starting linebackers — Daryl Smith, Kirk Morrison and Justin Durant. Tight end Marcedes Lewis left in the first half with a sprained ankle and did not return.
Sunday, August 22, 2010, 9:51am
Eight months after picking apart the Jaguars in the regular season, Henne did it again in a preseason game Saturday night. Henne completed 11 of 14 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and the Dolphins beat the Jaguars 27-26 in a game delayed 1 hour, 45 minutes by a thunderstorm.
Although Henne was sacked on his first play Saturday - Jaguars newcomers Tyson Alualu and Aaron Kampman combined on the tackle - he rebounded and led the Dolphins (2-0) on three straight scoring drives.
Henne got Miami to the 6-yard line, but Gerald Alexander batted down his third-down pass at the goal line. The Dolphins settled for a field goal, but Henne was just getting started.
He hooked up with Anthony Fasano for a 55-yard TD play on the next possession, then found Fasano again for an 11-yard score. Fasano got a big block from receiver Brandon Marshall on the long reception. Marshall took out two defenders on the play, springing Fasano for an untouched sprint to the end zone.
Marshall finished with four catches for 65 yards. He also dropped one, giving him three in two preseason games.
Backup Chad Pennington kept Miami rolling. He found Marshall down the sideline for a 37-yard gain, then hooked up with Ronnie Brown for a 10-yard score with 37 seconds remaining in the first half. That put Miami ahead 24-12.
Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard completed six of eight passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. He hooked up with Mike Sims-Walker for 35 yards, then again for 22 more. Those helped set up Garrard's 2-yard TD pass to Mike Thomas.
It turned out to be Garrard's lone highlight.
Garrard got the wind knocked out of him on Jacksonville's next possession and didn't return.
The Jaguars scored two touchdowns in the second half. Brock Bolen caught a 3-yard pass from Luke McCown in the third quarter, then scored on a fourth-and-goal play from the 1 with about 5 minutes remaining. Fans booed when Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio called for the extra point instead of a trying a tying 2-point conversion.