Robert Griffin III is out for the foreseeable so Josh McCown is taking over at quarterback (good thing we didn't trade him). Now on paper McCown isn't anything to write home about, but he might be able to put up some really good numbers for a few reasons. First off lets recap his stats from last year. McCown threw for 2109 yards 12 TDs to four interceptions. He also had a QBR of 53.92 and a quarterback rating of 93.3. Unfortunately it only resulted in a 1-7 record but he really didn't lose any games.
Now Josh doesn't have any experience with Terrelle Pryor, Corey Coleman, or Josh Gordon, but the way McCown can fling it down the field and his willingness to check the ball down to the tight end or halfback could really open up the down field pass. Pryor is a really interesting player with his size and speed so the only comparison I could think of is someone like Alshon Jeffery. In 2013, McCown threw Jeffery's way 59 times resulting in 38 catches and 640 yards plus four touchdowns. Now I understand comparing Pryor to Jeffery is a stretch but both similar in size and speed which is the only reason for the comparison.
Josh McCown is going to make the young receivers look better and help them develop faster. No McCown isn't the franchise quarterback we all strive for, but for this team, he might be exactly what they need. They need the savoy veteran in McCown to keep them in games, help gain confidence in these players, and be the team leader we all know he his. The one thing everyone says about McCown is how good he is with his fellow teammates and in a year that could be painful win-loss wise its good to have someone like McCown helping to keep the locker room afloat.