When Jadeveon Clowney speared his helmet into the back of Carson Wentz -- which saw the Eagles QB's head violently smash into the turf and knocked him out of the game -- fans and pundits alike were calling for the ejection of the Seahawks' edge rusher. Heck, even a flag would have sufficed in the moment before all of the damning slow-motion clips made the rounds on social media. Most fans outside of Seattle viewed the hit to be a dirty one, but Josh McCown provided the most even-tempered response we've stumbled across in the wake of the extended debate.
This might be viewed as a surprise to some fans considering that McCown spent the entire season mentoring Wentz as a back-up, but we're talking about one of the classiest players that has ever played in the NFL.
McCown is a 17-year veteran who has played for eight different franchises. Of course he was going to dissect the play as impartially as possible.
The fact a guy who sees the best in everybody came to the settlement that Clowney should have, at the very least, been flagged, all but confirms that the refs woefully botched their ruling.
Still, rather than call for Clowney's head and get wound up over the no-call, McCown offered a level-headed response to the situation, just like you'd expect out of a veteran signal caller.