Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he likes the experience he brings to the locker room with the newly signed backup quarterback Josh McCown.
"He's 40 years old
Pederson is 51 years old, which means that McCown is in fact more like his head coach than most of his teammates. He's already there, he's seen a lot, he's a guy who can just bring a lot of knowledge and depth into this room … Obviously he played that position and started a lot of games in this league. Getting him up and running. "
McCown joins 42-year-old Tom Brady and 40-year-old Drew Brees as the NFL's over 40 quarterbacks this season, with the three coming this year It is the first time since 1998 that three quarterbacks played in the forties in the same season (1998, when the three quarterbacks were 44-year-old Steve DeBerg, 42-year-old Warren Moon and 40-year-old Dave Krieg .)
The Eagles hope that McCown will never play this year because Carson Wentz stays healthy, but given the injury history of Wentz, the Eagles could not afford to be hit flat-footed in the substitute quarterback position And after McCown's experience, he can be helpful in the locker room and in the meeting rooms, even if he never enters the field.