Bucs terminate contract of QB Josh McCown

February 12th, 2015 by Staff

McCown has played for six NFL teams during his career.

(BTLS Staff) TAMPA, Fla. – Josh McCown’s short stay in Tampa Bay is over.

On Wednesday the Buccaneers announced they have terminated the contract of their former starting quarterback. The team signed the 35-year-old signal caller to a two-year, $10 million contract last winter.

McCown struggled with injuries and performance issues as the Bucs went 2-14 in 2014. He started 11 games – compiling a record of 1-10 – throwing for 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

His passer rating of 70.5 was the second-lowest in the league behind Jacksonville rookie Blake Bortles. McCown was drafted in the third round of the 2002 NFL draft following his senior season at Sam Houston State.

He spent four seasons with the Cardinals. McCown has also spent time with Detroit, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago.

The move creates cap space for Tampa Bay as they will look to improve the team through free-agency. The Buccaneers also own the #1 pick in the April draft and speculation is the team will select a QB – either FSU’s Jameis Winston or Oregon’s Marcus Mariotta.

Mike Glennon started the team’s other five games.

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