Tampa Bay Buccaneers veteran quarterback Josh McCown is tentatively expected to start next season, but the offseason signing will find himself in a competition against second-year pro Mike Glennon, whom the Bucs reportedly received trade offers for during the draft. McCown excelled last season as one of the season’s surprise performers, and it will be interesting to see if he can replicate that sort of success in Tampa.
After having an excellent WR duo in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery with the Chicago Bears, McCown will have another talented duo of wideouts with the Buccaneers, as well as second-round TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Veteran Vincent Jackson is an established star in this league, and No. 7 overall pick Mike Evans is expected to assert himself as a high-impact rookie and an eventual top wideout in this league due to his size/speed mix, hands, and physicality. He and V-Jax should form a top-notch duo for McCown, and Evans’s style of play has allowed him to be compared to Jackson and Jeffery.
So it’s safe to say that McCown will enjoy having two giant wideouts on the outside, and it will be interesting how their similar playing styles work in a Buccaneers offense that will be run-heavy with Doug Martin, Mike James, and Charles Sims (he probably reminds Lovie Smith of Matt Forte).
McCown spoke about throwing it to big receivers and stated, via the Tampa Tribune’s Roy Cummings, “I’d be lying if I didn’t say there was a comfort zone in that.”
He added that there are some similarities between his WR corps with the Bucs and the wide receivers he had at his disposal in Chicago, “It’s very similar (to what I had in Chicago), at least on paper. There’s still a lot of work to do. We have to get out there and (Evans) has to learn the offense and we have to start building together, but it was good.”