Lovie Smith created a lot of buzz during the NFL Scouting Combine in February when he said that he wanted to create competition for the starting quarterback job with the Buccaneers. Today Smith and Jason Licht followed through, signing Josh McCown to a two year deal.
The contract calls for McCown to make $10 million over the next 2 years and can grow to $15 million if McCown hits certain incentives. The contract includes a playing time incentive of $1 million each season, along with a $3 million incentive for reaching the playoffs.
In 2013 McCown put up some of the best numbers of his career while playing in eight games for the Chicago Bears. McCown was able to complete over 66 percent of his passes for 1,829 yards, and 13 touchdowns with only one interception.
The only question left to be answered is if he will be able to match those numbers without Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall on the outside.