Jets QB Josh McCown suffers broken hand
Before Josh McCown agreed to a one-year $6 million contract with the New York Jets, it’s been a while since the team had gotten a solid player under center.
McCown supplied the franchise with that, but it looks like he will not play another snap for the team. Even worse, he possibly might not even play in the NFL again. That’s after McCown sustained a broken left hand Sunday while playing against the Denver Broncos on the road.
Via Rich Cimini of ESPN:
New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown could be lost for the remainder of the season after fracturing his left (non-throwing) hand on Sunday in a 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field.
Addressing the media during the post-game news conference, a tearful McCown gave his reporters his thoughts, which sounded gut-wrenching.
“We’ll see,” he said. “I’ll do whatever I can to get ready to go and we’ll see where that leads us. We still have more tests we can do and look at. “My heart is with these guys. I want to finish with these guys, so if I can be out there, I’d love to be out there.”
McCown is enjoying his best season in the pros this year.
He entered the Broncos game with 2,880 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, which are both career-highs for the 38-year-old journeyman. With his injury, however, it appears that he’s not going to finish this season as the Jets’ starting quarterback.
This is a role that will likely now be in the hands of Bryce Petty, who replaced McCown in the Broncos game, but didn’t fare any better, passing for 14 yards on just 2-of-9 completions.
Before his exit, McCown went just 6-of-12 for 46 yards and an interception.