Josh McCown announces retirement


Jacksonville's Josh McCown announced via Twitter on Monday that he has decided to retire from the National Football League.

A former star at Jacksonville High School and at Sam Houston State University, McCown, 39, closed the book on an NFL career that begin in 2002 when he was drafted in the third round by the Arizona Cardinals.

McCown played for 10 NFL teams teams, most recently as a member of the New York Jets for the past two seasons.

According to, McCown passed for 17,707 yards, tossed 98 touchdowns, 82 interceptions and completed 60.2-percent of his passes.

As late as the 2017 season, his first with the New York Jets, McCown hurled 18 touchdowns and completed 67.3-percent of his pass attempts, both single-season highs for him.

McCown also rushed for 1,107 yards and 13 touchdowns during his long career.

“It has been an honor to journey through this wonderful game as a player for the past 17 years and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to serve the game in a new capacity,” McCown wrote in an article for the Players Tribune.

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