Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Things we learned from Amazon’s All or Nothing
2. Maybe that idea of making Josh McCown a quarterbacks coach wasn’t as crazy as some of us thought.
Remember when all of the back-and-forths about Josh McCown began at the close of the season? There was talk about him playing valiantly with an injury in his first playoff game, his emotional post-game speech, and whether or not the Eagles should bring him back in some sort of coaching capacity.
Sure, that last idea was both debunked and supported as you might expect. Why? Eagles fans are sick of the stories of every available coach and free agent potentially coming to Philadelphia but in an unexpected but welcomed move, the All or Nothing cameras flipped their focus on several occasions to Philly’s 40-year-old backup quarterback.
During the later episodes, McCown took a more central role in the documentary. We saw a typical Friday afternoon for him. He’s at the Novacare Complex with his teammates early. Then, he boards a private plane for Charlotte, North Carolina and coaches his son’s high school football team before returning on a private plane to rejoin his Eagles teammates late on Friday night.
McCown wasn’t just some guy on the Eagles roster. He offered his support and his wisdom (he hasn’t been in the NFL this long or no reason). He even gave Carson Wentz and the coaches advice which, on more than one occasion led to success.
McCown possesses one of the great football minds the Eagles have seen recently (he’s clearly more astute about offensive football than his former OC). Sure, the Eagles have announced their coaching roster for the 2020 season, but in all honesty, that idea of making McCown a coaching assistant isn’t a bad one if Philly wants to make a last-second addition.