VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Broken hand clouds rest of McCown's season

DENVER -- New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown's improbable career resurgence has taken a hit.

Advertisement

McCown, in the midst of his best season, suffered a broken left hand in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos and it's uncertain whether he'll be able to play again this season. The Jets (5-8) have three games left.

The 38-year-old McCown, who has played for eight teams over a 15-year career, had taken every offensive snap for the Jets prior to Sunday's game. He had compiled 2,880 yards passing with 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions with a 96.7 passer rating leading up to the game against Denver, which snapped an eight-game losing streak.

But that productivity was nowhere to be seen against a resurgent Broncos defense. McCown was sidelined briefly after suffering a hip injury in the first half, and sustained the fracture to his non-throwing hand late in the third quarter, when he was knocked to the ground by Broncos linebacker Shane Ray an instant after releasing a pass.

"When I threw, I got hit and kind of got rolled up," McCown said. "He kind of rolled over me and either a knee or a foot or something of his caught my hand and it bent funny. I knew when it happened something wasn't right."

McCown was 6 of 12 for 46 yards before being sidelined and Bryce Petty, who came on for the injured McCown on both occasions, finished 2 of 9 for 14 yards.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles said he's unsure whether McCown will be able to play again this season.

"We've got a couple more tests to run. I don't know for sure. We'll see," Bowles said.

McCown said he would do what he could to get back on the field. New York plays at New Orleans next Sunday.

"I'll do whatever I can to get ready to go and we'll see where that leaves us," McCown said. "We still have some more tests and things that we can do, but my heart is with these guys. I want to finish with these guys. If I can be out there, I'd love to be out there."

McCown fought back tears when asked at his postgame news conference about what this season meant to him, his productive play at this stage of his career and the possibility that the season could come to a premature end.

"It's been the best because of the guys, not numbers, you know?" an emotional McCown said. "It's been the best because of the group of men in the locker room. I'm just proud to be a part of it and I'm so thankful they let me be a part of this team. We'll see what happens, but if I can finish I'd love to finish. We'll see what the tests say."

Bowles said that if McCown is unable to play, Petty will get the start.

Petty said he'll be ready if that proves to be the case, but noted that it was tough to see McCown go down with an injury because of what he has meant to the team.

"He pours his heart and soul into the guys," Petty said. "Whether he can go or not, you never want to see him hurt. We have to pick up the slack in the room. It is going to be a big opportunity for us, but we are going to have to replace him, and make him proud, too, just as much as anybody else."

Copyright 2018 by STATS LLC.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express
written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
BetDSI: 2018 NFL Draft Props
BetDSI: NFL Draft Props - Best Bets
News: 2018 Opening Win Totals
BetOnline.ag: NFL Draft - Best Bets
BetOnline.ag: Where will Dez land?
Marshall: NFL Mock Draft - Part II
Marshall: NFL Mock Draft - Part I
Chargers' WR Williams signs RFA tender
Darnold steers clear of mock drafts
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2017 NFL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Pat Hawkins + 2145
Gary Bart + 1530
Paul Bovi + 1386
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last Week  
   
   
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Zack Cimini 62 %
Pat Hawkins 59 %
KellyInVegas 59 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Michael Black + 1557
Scott Rickenbach + 1469
Paul Bovi + 987
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 668
Stephen Nover + 563
Vince Akins + 532
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Bill Marzano + 531
Jimmy Boyd + 420
Dave Cokin + 400
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, SAVE 10% off a Live Odds Pro subscription, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership