Eagles Reportedly Had Interest in Josh McCown as Coach But He Wants to Keep Playing

Philadelphia Eagles QB Josh McCown
Philadelphia Eagles QB Josh McCown / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Josh McCown might be 41 by the time next year rolls around, but that's no excuse to stop playing.

McCown, who backed up Carson Wentz this year with the Philadelphia Eagles and played admirably with a torn hamstring in a playoff loss, is so adamant on playing instead of retiring that he declined an offer from the Eagles to bring him back as a assistant coach, potentially even naming him the offensive coordinator.

While Doug Pederson calls the plays on offense, he is still in the market for a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with Mike Groh.

McCown has no coaching experience, but every New York Jet who was on that 2018 squad had nothing but good things to say about how he mentored Sam Darnold as a rookie.

Still, the ageless wonder hasn't lost his competitive fire, and he's looking to latch on to yet another team as a veteran backup.

McCown's days as a player are close to being numbered, but he should have his pick of coaching and TV gigs waiting for him when he finally retires. Whatever avenue he chooses, be it coaching, media, or playing, you can bet he'll carve out a nice little niche for himself.