McCown unretires, agrees to deal with Eagles

Josh McCown who spent time with 10 NFL franchises has another team to add to the list

Josh McCown who spent time with 10 NFL franchises has another team to add to the list

He will fill the Eagles need for a reliable backup to starter Carson Wentz.

He plans to resume his broadcasting career with ESPN after the season, a source said.

McCown, 40, appeared in four games for the Jets previous year, starting in three for the then-injured Sam Darnold.

Besides the Jets, the veteran quarterback has spent time with the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears.

With the Eagles set to have joint practices with the Ravens this week and McCown now on the roster, here's our updated 53-man roster projection. 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.

For McCown, Philadelphia will be his 11th team. Sudfeld injured his wrist in the Eagles' preseason opener and his recovery is expected to be six-plus weeks.

McCown is signing a one-year deal with a $2 million base salary, which is fully guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. He'll be one of its backups, a role that has held great significance the past two years amid season-ending injuries to franchise QB Wentz.

ESPN's loss is the Philadelphia Eagles gain, as veteran quarterback Josh McCown has opted to leave his position as an analyst with the sports network to return to football.