Josh McCown, QB New York Jets

General Info

  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 213 lbs
  • DOB: 07-04-1979

NYJ QB Depth Chart

  1. Sam Darnold
  2. Josh McCown
NYJ Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Jets officially name Sam Darnold starting QB

Monday, September 3, 2018, 5:41pm

Josina Anderson on Twitter - [Full Article]

I'm told Jets are officially naming QB Sam Darnold as the starter, per sources.

Related players: Josh McCown

Fantasy Impact:

With Bridgewater traded to the Saints, McCown will now be the backup. This decision certainly wasn't a surprise as Darnold played very well in the preseason. Darnold is 28th on our QB list but is worth a stash in leagues where you can start multiple quarterbacks.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Josh McCown is coming off a strong 2017 season and will most likely be the Jets' starter to begin the season in 2018. He completed 67 percent of his passes, threw close to 3,000 yards and 18 touchdown passes. If he plays well to start the season and the Jets win, he could stay in the starting role the whole season as they won't want to rush Sam Darnold.

Fantasy Downside

McCown is warming up's Darnold seat. As soon as he has a bad game, the rookie could be given his job, which will probably be the end for McCown in New York, barring injuries. McCown had a good year in 2017, but the Jets' overall offensive weapons aren't anything to write home about.

2018 Bottom Line

There are better options for your QB2 than McCown. If you have a big roster and can hold three quarterbacks, he might be worth picking up. But since we don't know when Darnold will be the man in New York, McCown is a boom-or-bust QB in 2018.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NYJ
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
26
@DET
23
MIA
28
@CLE
1
@JAX
9
DEN
20
IND
2
MIN
5
@CHI
23
@MIA
6
BUF
BYE32
NE
18
@TEN
6
@BUF
19
HOU
29
GB
32
@NE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1@DET---------------
2MIA---------------
Per game000000.000.0000000.000.000.00/0.000.00%
Totals000000.000.0000000.0000/00.00%
Previous Games vs. CLE
SeasonWkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
20175@CLE2330194216.478.433-300-1.0013.553/53100.00%
20149@CLE---------------
201315@CLE---------------
Average23.0030.00194.002.001.006.478.433.00-3.000.000.00-1.0013.4653.00/53.00100.00%