Pro Football Network’s Aaron Wilson reports the Jaguars have had a “conversation” with Josh McCown about the team’s head coaching vacancy.
This is a transparent attempt to legitimize McCown – a longtime journeyman NFL quarterback with zero college or pro coaching experience – as a head coaching candidate for Houston. ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio suggested Friday that “some in the media possibly have been enlisted to spin the notion that [hiring McCown as head coach] is not as crazy as it sounds.” The Texans interviewed McCown for their head coaching job last offseason and have again expressed interest after firing David Culley last week. No one should be surprised if Texans vice president of football operations Jack Easterby – perhaps the worst executive in professional sports – manages to get McCown, 42, hired as Houston’s next head coach.
Campbell and McCown played together on the 2006 Detroit Lions. Would surely be a very unconventional hire.