A year after being hot property on the free agent market last year, Josh McCown has found himself in the exact same situation yet again.
McCown was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in March of 2014 but failed to hold down the starting spot and eventually lost the job to youngster Mike Glennon. But with the Bucs now certain to draft a quarterback in the first round, his time was up in the Bay.
McCown is still in demand however and two teams are looking to sign him, the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills.
The 35-year old has also visited the Chicago Bears and New York Jets since being released by the Bucs on February 11, and all of the teams that hosted him expressed interest in signing him.
But it seems that the two finalists for his signature will firmly be the Bills and the Browns, two teams in desperate need of a veteran quarterback to come in and steady the ship after a far from ideal off-season for both.
Rex Ryan has had a far from ideal start to his career in Buffalo. After going from Geno Smith at the MetLife to Kyle Orton retiring, Ryan must be ruing his luck.
Meanwhile over in Cleveland, the Browns are having to deal with the fact that their starting quarterback is so annoyed that he's likely to leave as a free agent, whilst the quarterback they picked in the 1st round last year is currently in rehab.
At the combine last week, Bears new coach John Fox summed up how most of the interested teams view McCown, who's 17-32 as a starter.
"He's a guy that's had opportunities as a starter in this league," Fox said. "He's served as a backup. He's the right kind of guy, I know from my perspective, that you want on your football team. So we'll see where it goes. He's got relationships with a lot of people in this league that have high opinions of him."
It will be interesting to see where the veteran ends up.
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