Just days after leading the Jets to an impressive win which netted him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, Jets quarterback Josh McCown was officially named the starter for the rest of the season by coach Todd Bowles.
"I've been saying that," Bowles told reporters Wednesday. "That's what I've been saying."
The 38-year-old completed 26-of-36 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns against the Chiefs on Sunday. He scored the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard sneak with 2:15 left to help the Jets keep their playoff hopes alive with a 38-31 win at MetLife Stadium.
"That's always been my plan, my expectation," McCown said. "To hear ]I'll start rest of season], I guess, reaffirms it. I had every expectation of doing that anyway. I'm glad to hear it. Excited about this game, and the rest of the season."
Signed to a one-year, $6 million contract in the offseason, the 38-year-old McCown has started all 12 games for the Jets during the best season of his 15-year career. The Sam Houston State product is completing 67.8 percent of his passes and has thrown for a career-high 2,880 yards and 18 touchdowns against eight interceptions.