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Former QB Josh McCown on NFL coaching radar

Written by Tony Ghaul

Former NFL QB Josh McCown has generated a lot of interest as a coach. He has twice interviewed for the Houston Texans head coaching job. The Colts, Eagles, and Vikings have reached out to McCown about joining their coaching staffs.

McCown played in 102 games after entering the NFL in 2002. He saw time in three games for the Eagles in 2019 (plus a playoff loss where he attempted 24 passes in relief of injured starter Carson Wentz), and after briefly joining Houston’s practice squad, he was asked to interview for their head coaching job after the 2020 season.

Former Eagles QB Josh McCown (18) throws downfield against the Seahawks. Photo courtsey of Yardbarker

McCown is currently coaching quarterbacks at Rusk High School, which is about two and a half hours from Houston, where Josh McCown last played in the NFL. It’s also two hours from Dallas, where McCown began his college career at SMU. And it’s about 15 minutes away from Jacksonville High School, where McCown was named East Texas Player of the Year 25 years ago.

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McCown spent 12 different teams in the NFL, he has many connections throughout the league. He has rejected previous opportunities to join coaching staffs and he’s made it clear that he wouldn’t solely look for a head coaching job next offseason and would consider a variety of different roles.

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