McCown Embracing Backup Role With Panthers

New Carolina Panthers quarterback Josh McCown is quickly learning his new teammates and offense.

McCown was acquired from Miami on Friday for a seventh-round draft pick. With Matt Moore recovering from a leg injury, McCown could be the Panthers' backup quarterback behind Jake Delhomme in Sunday's opener at San Diego.

McCown brings an experienced, if unspectacular resume. His best season in the NFL was the year he got benched in Carolina. He started a career-high 13 games and had 11 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.

He has a career passer rating of 71.6, and his main problem has been turnovers. He has 40 career interceptions to his 35 TD passes and has fumbled 39 times, losing 14.


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