The Philadelphia Eagles overcame the equivalent of the plague to make the NFL playoffs in 2019. Unfortunately for the Birds, the injury bug struck again during their Wild Card Round matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. In the first half, quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a head injury after a hit by Jadeveon Clowney, knocking him out for the rest of Sunday night. That left 40-year-old Josh McCown to take the field and help the Eagles advance. Despite his valiant effort, the Eagles fell short, and a visibly upset McCown had to be consoled by tight end Zach Ertz at the conclusion of the game.
Even after leaving the field, a limping and dejected McCown continued to be comforted by Ertz as they headed to the locker room.
McCown completed 18-of-24 pass attempts for 174 yards, while also rushing for 23 yards on five carries against Seattle.
Josh McCown gave it all he had in relief work, but unfortunately for him, it just wasn't enough to bring the injury-riddled Eagles to the Divisional Round.