Josh McCown will not come cheap for any team looking for a quarterback.
Mary Kay Cabot wrote for Cleveland.com that the Dallas Cowboys were trying to work out a trade with the Cleveland Browns for McCown after Tony Romo went down with a back injury.
The Cowboys decided that they couldn’t meet the Browns’ asking price.
Having a quarterback go down can put a fantasy football owner in a desperate situation. An actual NFL franchise has to balance trying to keep a season from being a total wash with throwing away part of its future for a season in serious doubt.
McCown has been in the league for 13 seasons, but his most productive years have come recently.
In 2013 he played in eight games, five starts, for the Chicago Bears while starter Jay Cutler was injured. He threw 13 touchdowns and one interception. With a playoff berth on the line many Bears fans were upset when Cutler returned to the starting lineup.
Last season the Browns were back and forth between McCown and former quarterback Johnny Manziel. In eight starts, the veteran quarterback threw 12 touchdowns and four interceptions with a 63.7 completion percentage.
However, those seasons are outliers when compared to the rest of his career. In total he has thrown for 73 touchdowns and 63 interceptions with a 59.5 completion percentage. He has thrown for more interceptions than touchdowns in every season he has played except for 2015 and 2013.