Wednesday, August 17, 2011

49ers Sign QB Josh McCown

49ers Sign QB Josh McCown

Scott Kegley | August 17, 2011 at 3:48 PM | Tags: Josh McCown | Categories: Transactions | URL: http://wp.me/pyX7c-1B5

The 49ers signed QB Josh McCown to a one-year deal.
McCown (6-4, 213) was originally drafted in the third round (81st overall) by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2002 NFL Draft. He has played in 47 games (31 starts), completing 610 of 1,058 pass attempts for 6,584 yards, 35 touchdowns and 40 interceptions, while adding 127 carries for 569 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
In 2010, McCown played for the Hartford Colonials of the UFL, completing 114 of 202 pass attempts for 1,463 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
McCown, an eight-year NFL veteran, has played with the Cardinals (2002-05), the Detroit Lions (2006), the Oakland Raiders (2007) and the Carolina Panthers (2008-09).
The 32-year old native of Jacksonville, TX, starred collegiately at Sam Houston State, where he passed for 3,481 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, as a senior.