Buccaneers cut QB Josh McCown to clear cap space for free agency

BY foxsports • February 11, 2015


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have terminated the contract of quarterback Josh McCown, a move Wednesday that clears salary cap space for free agency.

The 35-year-old McCown went 1-10 as a starter and had the second-lowest passer rating in the NFL after signing a two-year, $10 million contract with the Bucs last winter.

Tampa Bay has the No. 1 pick in the draft and are weighing the prospect of making Florida State's Jameis Winston or Oregon's Marcus Mariotta the team's quarterback of the future.

McCown completed 56 percent of his passes for 2,206 yards, 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season. Jacksonville's Blake Bortles was the only quarterback with a passer rating lower than McCown's 70.5.

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