Jets QB Josh McCown is out for the rest of the season as he needs surgery on his broken left hand, according to head coach Todd Bowles.
McCown suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Broncos. He walked off the field in obvious pain, and underwent X-rays during the game. He received a second opinion on the hand, and it was suggested he should get surgery to repair it.
"It just sucks," McCown said emotionally after the game.
McCown was having his best season in the NFL with the Jets before his injury. He was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week last week after talling three total touchdowns -- one in the air and two on the ground -- including the game-winner that ran in near the end of the game. He also totaled 331 yards and a 109.8 quarterback rating.
Overall, he finished the 2017 season with career highs in yards (2,926) and touchdowns (18) as well as a 67.3 completion percentage, eight interceptions, and a 94.5 QBR.
Teammates like S Jamal Adams expressed their support for their quarterback, who was a profound leader in the locker room.
Jets backup QB Bryce Petty will take over for McCown next week against the Saints.