PHILADELPHIA — Retirement and the bright studio lights of ESPN didn't last long for Jacksonville's Josh McCown.
According to multiple national media outlets, including the NFL Insider and the NFL Network, McCown, 40, has signed a 1-year deal to become a backup quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The deal is reported to for $2 million in guaranteed money and could blossom as high as $5.4 million.
In the past two campaigns Philadelphia starter Carson Wentz has suffered season-ending injuries, resulting in Eagle back ups receiving significant laying time.
Philadelphia’s No. 2 quarterback, Nate Sudfield, incurred a broken wrist (non-throwing had) in the team's first preseason game and Cody Kessler was forced to leave the Eagles' latest exhibition affair on Thursday after being placed in concussion protocol.
After playing for the New York Jets for the last two seasons, McCown announced his retired in early summer and immediately joined ESPN as a football analyst.
Philadelphia is McCown's 11th NFL team.