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Buccaneers Release Josh McCown, Make Space For First Overall Pick

| by Daniel Yancelson
Josh McCown.Josh McCown.

If any doubt existed on who would be drafted No. 1 in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have eliminated it all.

The Bucs released starting quarterback Josh McCown on Feb. 11, and hold the first pick of the draft. With quarterbacks like Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota in the draft, the Bucs are more than likely taking one of the two.

During the 2-14 season for the Bucs, McCown completed 56.3 percent of his passes, throwing 11 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He finished the season 1-10 as the starter, as he missed a few games with an injury. Mike Glennon was his backup and played well in his absence, but the Bucs plans more than likely don’t revolve around Glennon becoming their starter. 

McCown was scheduled to make $5 million in 2015, and he told the organization he was willing to stay to mentor a rookie quarterback, but the Bucs had other plans in mind.

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What those exact plans are will be much clearer April 30, when the Bucs hand the envelope to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Source: ESPN / Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons