Could Josh McCown’s next destination be New York?
The free agent quarterback visited with the Jets this weekend and the two sides have begun discussing potential contract terms, SNY reported Saturday.
According to the report, the Jets also remain interested in former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who has yet to visit the team, but have no desire to sign former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
McCown, who turns 38 in July, threw for 3,209 yards with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during his two-year stint in Cleveland. He was limited to 13 games and 11 starts after being hindered by a two broken collarbones.
Whenever the 29-year-old does inevitably find himself in the Mets’ major league clubhouse this spring, baseball culture demands that the team’s veterans give him a hard time. Manager Terry Collins acknowledged as much during a news conference Sunday, chuckling as he looked forward to whatever the baseball lifers might have in store.
“Tim Tebow is a star in his own right, but let me tell you something, when he walks in our clubhouse, those guys will let him have it, they’re not afraid of him,” Collins Cheap Jerseys UK said. “Of course, he’s a little bigger than they are… No, it’s a tremendous clubhouse and I know they’ll reach out and try to make him feel at home.”
The Mets have little invested in Tebow, so the only downside to his presence is whatever potential distraction it might generate. But this foray by a high-profile athlete into a second sport doesn’t quite reach Michael Jordan-to-the-White-Sox levels, so it shouldn’t be too much of an issue for Collins and Co.