If you hadn't heard, Josh McCown is the newest person to be signed to the San Francisco 49ers roster. He's a veteran quarterback who brings experience and reliability ... well, as reliable as you can get when you're a third-string journeyman quarterback. Still, he's more reliable than Jeremiah Masoli or McLeod Bethel-Thompson, the latter of which brings only a fun name to type to the table.â†µ
After thinking on it a moment, it now appears as though Josh McCown is the bane of Daunte Culpepper's existence. Culpepper was previously linked to the 49ers, had a productive workout with them, and was even rumored to have signed a deal at one point. But now they've went ahead and signed McCown out of left field (not literally, just football for Josh), and I'm reminded of a couple games in particular of McCown's last season with the Hartford Colonials of the UFL. Two games against the Sacramento Mountain Lions.
Which were led by Daunte Culpepper.â†µ
Two of Hartford's only three wins came against the Mountain Lions, with McCown leading the way. "Leading the way" might be a little much, as McCown went 19-of-34 for 219 yards in the second game. In the season-opener though, he burned the Mountain Lions on just 11 passes, good for 265 yards and three touchdowns. In the latter meeting, the Colonials had almost 500 yards of offense, though 180 of them were on the ground.â†µ
Your move, Culpepper.â†µ