The Jets had interest in bringing McCown back this offseason, but he wanted to spend more time with his family.
However, the journeyman quarterback couldn't turn down the opportunity to strap on a helmet again when the Eagles called; putting off his broadcasting career for another year. He was working as an analyst for ESPN and plans to resume that career after this year. Sudfeld injured his wrist in the Eagles' preseason opener and his recovery is expected to be six-plus weeks. Cody Kessler, on the other hand, is in the concussion protocol after a hit taken in the team's second preseason game this past week. McCown completed 54.5% of his throws for 539 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions. In the past two seasons, Wentz has been unable to finish the season after suffering season-ending injuries.
Overall, he's returning for his 17th season in the National Football League, and the Eagles will be the eighth team he's suited up for.
The move puts the Eagles in an interesting position at quarterback. McCown's $2 million guarantee, and his unretirement, assure him of being on the 53-man roster and serving as the No. 2 quarterback in the early part of the season until Nate Sudfeld returns.