2. Who do you want in the quarterback room with Carson Wentz, Joe or Cam?
If you watched Amazon Prime Video’s All or Nothing: Philadelphia Eagles, you got a healthy serving of Josh McCown‘s life and role with last year’s Eagles team. McCown was a teacher. He was a coach, literally, but here’s what was most important.
McCown had no problem playing “Robin” to Wentz’s “Batman”, even stating on several occasions “Whatever you need” as he and Carson Wentz remained joined at the hip.
During the Monday Night Football game versus the New York Giants, McCown was a cheerleader when things didn’t go right, high fiving everyone and encouraging everyone. Both Cam and Flacco have done that, but there was a slight difference in the circumstances.
As his time with the Baltimore Ravens wound down, the ball was taken from Flacco and handed to Lamar Jackson. None of us heard any negativity from Flacco. It’s hard to believe that Newton could do that. That isn’t to say he couldn’t, but you all get the point. Say with a straight face that Newton would have gone quietly had he been benched.
Newton hasn’t had the ball taken from him. When Kyle Allen took the reigns with the Carolina Panthers, it was because Cam Newton was injured. Sure, he supported Allen, but if he was one-hundred percent healthy and sitting, do you think you’d get that same energy? Is it out of the realm of possibility to believe that you wouldn’t?
Call it a crazy theory, but there are too many instances where we’ve seen shots of “Superman” on the sideline with that towel over his head. No one wants to see that in Philly, especially when we’re already talking about how to move on from Alshon Jeffery.
Who do you want to play Josh McCown’s role in the quarterback room next season? Is it Newton or Flacco? Think about that for a few ticks.