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Josh McCown
QB #12
Height:
6-4
Weight:
215
College:
Sam Houston State
Hometown:
Jacksonville, Texas
Experience:
8
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 82 2,121 1,254 59.1 25.9 14,242 6.7 173.7 79 3.7 69 3.3 80 169 32 189 1,264 78.2
2016 CLE 5 165 90 54.5 33 1,100 6.7 220 6 3.6 6 3.6 54 14 2 18 126 72.3
2015 CLE 8 292 186 63.7 36.5 2,109 7.2 263.6 12 4.1 4 1.4 56 24 6 23 137 93.3
2014 TB 11 327 184 56.3 29.7 2,206 6.7 200.5 11 3.4 14 4.3 56T 28 6 36 235 70.5
2013 CHI 8 224 149 66.5 28 1,829 8.2 228.6 13 5.8 1 0.4 80T 21 3 11 37 109
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 55 35 63.6 18.3 414 7.5 138 2 3.6 4 7.3 49 5 1 7 43 68.3
2009 CAR 1 6 1 16.7 6 2 0.3 2 0 -- 0 -- 2 0 0 1 6 39.6
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 190 111 58.4 21.1 1,151 6.1 127.9 10 5.3 11 5.8 46T 12 3 14 92 69.4
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 270 163 60.4 30 1,836 6.8 204 9 3.3 11 4.1 49 23 6 18 101 74.9
2004 ARI 14 408 233 57.1 29.1 2,511 6.2 179.4 11 2.7 10 2.5 48 30 3 31 263 74.1
2003 ARI 8 166 95 57.2 20.8 1,018 6.1 127.3 5 3 6 3.6 60T 11 2 25 174 70.3
2002 ARI 2 18 7 38.9 9 66 3.7 33 0 -- 2 11.1 26 1 0 5 50 10.2
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 82 204 2.5 952 4.7 11.6 8 28 62 30.4 5 0 16
2016 CLE 5 7 1.4 21 3 4.2 0 7 0 -- 0 0 2
2015 CLE 8 20 2.5 98 4.9 12.3 1 13 8 40 0 0 3
2014 TB 11 25 2.3 127 5.1 11.5 3 16T 10 40 0 0 1
2013 CHI 8 13 1.6 69 5.3 8.6 1 20 5 38.5 1 0 1
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 12 4 68 5.7 22.7 0 28 5 41.7 1 0 0
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 4 2 -3 -0.8 -1.5 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2007 OAK 9 29 3.2 143 4.9 15.9 0 24 9 31 2 0 3
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 29 3.2 139 4.8 15.4 0 12 7 24.1 0 0 2
2004 ARI 14 36 2.6 112 3.1 8 2 12 9 25 0 0 1
2003 ARI 8 28 3.5 158 5.6 19.8 1 16T 8 28.6 0 0 3
2002 ARI 2 1 0.5 20 20 10 0 20 1 100 1 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 82 3 10 3.3 0.1 8 0 0 0 0 0
2016 CLE 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CLE 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DET 2 2 15 7.5 7.5 8 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ARI 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 ARI 14 1 -5 -5 -0.4 -5 0 0 0 0 0
2003 ARI 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 ARI 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 82 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 CLE 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CLE 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 8 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DET 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 ARI 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 ARI 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 ARI 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 82 70 29 0 20 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2016 CLE 5 7 4 -- 2 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
2015 CLE 8 9 6 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2014 TB 11 10 4 0 5 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 8 3 1 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 2 0 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 11 3 -- 3 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 5 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2004 ARI 14 12 5 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2003 ARI 8 10 2 0 4 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2002 ARI 2 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with an injured left knee and left foot by Carolina (9/15/09)...Traded by Miami to Carolina in exchange for a 2009 seventh-round draft choice (8/30/08)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Miami (3/1/08)...Traded by Detroit to Oakland in exchange for a 2007 fourth-round draft choice (4/28/07)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Detroit (3/20/06)...Selected by Arizona in the third round (81st overall) of the NFL Draft (4/20/02).

GP/GS
Career (47/31) [0/0]; 2009 (1/0); 2008 (2/0) [0/0]; 2007 (9/9); 2006 (2/0); 2005 (9/6); 2004 (14/13); 2003 (8/3); 2002 (2/0).

2008
Traded to Carolina from Miami in exchange for a 2009 seventh-round draft choice (8/30)...Served as backup quarterback to Jake Delhomme for all 16 regular season games and one postseason contest...Played in two regular season games versus Atlanta (9/28) and versus Kansas City (10/15)...Did not attempt any passes...Rushed four times for -3 yards...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Miami (3/1)...Completed five-of-eight passes for 35 yards in one preseason game for the Dolphins.

2007
Traded to Oakland from Detroit in exchange for a 2007 fourth-round draft choice (4/28)...Started all nine games he played...Served as the backup quarterback for three games and listed as the inactive third quarterback for four others...Completed 111-of-190 passes for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns with 11 interceptions to generate a 69.4 quarterback rating...Carried 29 times for 143 yards...At Detroit (9/9): Connected on a season-high 30-of-40 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions...Marked fourth career 300-yard passing effort...313 passing yards surpassed only by 398 yards versus Carolina (10/9/05) and 385 yards versus San Francisco (10/2/05)...Produced a 75.00 completion percentage, the second highest of his career behind a 76.92 mark on 20-of-26 passing at Atlanta (9/26/04)...At Denver (9/16): Accounted for the first two-point conversion pass of his career to wide receiver Ronald Curry...Vs. Denver (12/2): Compiled a single-game high 125.2 quarterback rating and equaled single-game high of three touchdowns on 14-of-21 passing with no interceptions for 141 yards...Touchdown passes went for 15 yards to wide receiver Tim Dwight, 13 yards to tight end Zach Miller and 13 yards to wide receiver Jerry Porter.

2006
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Detroit (3/20)...Served as the backup quarterback for all 16 games...Did not attempt any passes... Played in two games, lining up at wide receiver at Arizona (11/19) and at New England (12/3)...Recorded two catches for 15 yards from quarterback Jon Kitna against the Patriots.

2005
Played in nine games with six starts for Arizona...Dressed but did not play in seven games as the reserve quarterback...Completed 163-of-270 passes for 1,836 yards and nine touchdowns with 11 interceptions to register a 74.9 quarterback rating...Gained 139 yards rushing on 29 carries...Started games four through seven and the final two of the year...Appeared in relief at the New York Giants (9/11), at Seattle (9/25) and at Houston (12/18)...Tallied two of the four highest passing totals in the NFL during the season with 385 yards versus San Francisco (10/2) and 398 yards versus Carolina (10/9)... Vs. San Francisco (10/2): Threw for 385 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions on 32-of-46 passing...Represented second career 300-yard passing effort...Established single-game highs with 32 completions and 46 attempts...Vs. Carolina (10/9): Amassed a single-game high of 398 yards on 29-of-46 passing with two touchdowns and three interceptions...Signified third career 300-yard passing outing...46 attempts tied single-game high, previously accomplished versus San Francisco (10/2/05)...At Indianapolis (1/1): Completed a season-high 73.81 percent of his passes on 31-of-42 passing for 297 yards and one touchdown with one interception.

2004
Started 13 of the 14 games he played for Arizona...Completed 233-of-408 passes for 2,511 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions to attain a 74.1 quarterback rating...Established career highs for games played, starts attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns...Notched 112 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 36 attempts...Started the first nine and the last four games of the year... Served as the backup quarterback for three games...At Atlanta (9/26): Set a single-game high with a 76.92 completion percentage on 20-of-26 passing for 198 yards...Completed a career-best 13 consecutive passes...At San Francisco (10/10): Achieved a single-game high with three touchdown passes, throwing scoring strikes of 16 yards to tight end Freddie Jones, two yards to running back Troy Hambrick and 24 yards to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald...Completed 19-of-34 passes for 231 yards with one interception...Vs. New York Jets (11/28): Intercepted in the fourth quarter by Jets linebacker David Barrett, ending a career-best streak of 93 passes without an interception...At Miami (11/7): Threw for 162 yards and one touchdown on 18-of-31 passing for 162 yards...Orchestrated second career game-winning drive...Completed four-of-seven passes for 60 yards during decisive nine-play, 70-yard drive, capped by a two-yard touchdown pass to Fitzgerald with 19 seconds remaining...Kept the scoring march alive by rushing for nine yards on fourth-and-seven from the Arizona 32-yard line...Vs. San Francisco (12/12): Completed 26-of-44 passes for 307 yards, all season highs, with one interception...Marked first career 300-yard passing performance... Also had a two-point conversion run...Vs. St. Louis (12/19): Completed 22-of-34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions...Responsible for all four of the Cardinals touchdowns...Threw touchdowns of eight and four yards to Fitzgerald and rushed for a single-game high two touchdowns on a one-yard plunge and nine-yard scamper...At Seattle (12/26): Matched single-game high with three touchdowns on a 31-yard pass to wide receiver Anquan Boldin and two passes of 29 yards each to Fitzgerald... Completed 21-of-33 passes for 248 yards with two interceptions...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/26): Completed 16-of-36 passes for 115 yards with one interception...Guided third career game-winning drive...On the game-winning possession, directed the Cardinals 56 yards in 10 plays, completing three-of-four passes for 36 yards with all three completions resulting in first-downs to set up a 39-yard field goal by Neil Rackers...Hauled in first career catch on a pass that was first tipped for a five-yard loss.

2003
Played in eight games with three starts for Arizona...Dressed but did not play as the backup in eight games...Completed 95-of-166 passes for 1,018 yards and five touchdowns with six interceptions to post a 70.3 quarterback rating...Rushed for a career-high 158 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries...Started the final three games versus Carolina (12/14), at Seattle (12/21) and versus Minnesota (12/28)...In three starts, completed 59-of-98 passes for 670 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions...Vs. Seattle (9/14): Entered the game with less than two minutes to go in the first quarter when starter Jeff Blake suffered a heel bruise...Completed 18-of-32 passes for 150 yards with two interceptions...At St. Louis (9/28): Came in in the fourth quarter for the game's final two series...At Cleveland (11/16): Replaced Blake in the fourth quarter and played three series...Vs. St. Louis (11/23): Relieved Blake for two plays in the fourth quarter, handing off on second down and throwing an incompletion on third down...At San Francisco (12/7): Inserted at quarterback for Blake to begin the second half...Completed 11-of-20 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns...Connected with fullback James Hodgins on a three-yard toss for first career touchdown...Vs. Carolina (12/14): Made first NFL start...Responded by completing 14-of-25 passes for 172 yards with one interception...Totaled a single-game high 48 yards rushing...Scored first career rushing touchdown on a 16-yard run...At Seattle (12/21): Hooked up with wide receiver Anquan Boldin for a career-long 60-yard touchdown pass...Vs. Minnesota (12/28): Earned first career win as a starter...Completed 20-of-33 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns with one interception...Engineered first career fourth quarter comeback, rallying the Cardinals from a 17-6 deficit...Capped a 14-play, 60-yard drive in which he completed eight-of-10 passes for 80 yards with a two-yard touchdown pass to tight end Steve Bush on the first play after the two-minute warning...Following a failed two-point conversion, Arizona recovered the ensuing onsides kick...With Cardinals trailing 17-12 and 1:54 remaining, completed three-of-three passes for 46 yards...Culminated the game-winning drive with a 28-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Nathan Poole in the back corner of the end zone on fourth down and the game's last play.

2002
Selected in the third round (81st overall) by Arizona...Reserve quarterback behind Jake Plummer...Played in two games...Dressed but did not play in 14 games...Completed seven-of-18 passes for 66 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions...Added one rush for 20 yards...At Kansas City (12/1): Made NFL debut in the third quarter in relief of Plummer...Connected on four-of-12 passes for 45 yards with one interception...At Denver (12/29): Replaced an ineffective Plummer in the fourth quarter...Completed three-of-six passes for 21 yards with one interception.

COLLEGE
Finished career at Sam Houston State after playing first three seasons at Southern Methodist...Between the two schools, combined to complete 599-of-1,093 passes for 7,503 yards and 59 touchdowns with 46 interceptions...2001 (Sr.): Transferred to Sam Houston State from Southern Methodist...Did not have to sit out a year since Sam Houston State is in Division I-AA...First-team All-Southland Football League choice...Southland Football League Player of the Year...Started 13 games for the Bearkats...Completed 259-of-429 passes for 3,481 yards and 32 touchdowns with 12 interceptions...Set school single-season records (since broken) for completions, attempts, yards and touchdowns...Ranked third on the team with 351 yards rushing and six touchdowns on 112 carries... Threw for 404 yards and tied a school single-game mark with five touchdowns against Western Illinois...2000 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with nine starts for Southern Methodist...Completed 169-of-331 passes for 1,969 yards and nine touchdowns with 16 interceptions... Amassed 420 yards passing, the third-highest single-game total in school history, against Texas-El Paso...1999 (So.): Started 10 games...Completed 125-of-234 passes for 1,434 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions...Established a school record with 19 consecutive completions against Tulsa...1998 (Fr.): Played in nine games...Completed 46-of-99 passes for 619 yards and seven touchdowns with eight interceptions...Became the first freshman to start at quarterback for the Mustangs since 1989 when he opened against Arkansas.

PERSONAL
Attended Jacksonville (Texas) HS...Majored in history at Sam Houston State...Younger brother, Luke, played quarterback at Louisiana Tech, was a fourth-round draft choice of Cleveland in 2004...Older brother, Randy, played quarterback at Texas A&M from 1995-99.