Drafted in 2002 by the Arizona Cardinals, McCowan has seen a series of team changes. He moved from the Cardinals to the Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, and Carolina Panthers before a stint with the United Football League in 2010. He experienced success with the highest passer rating in the UFL in 2010. After joining the Chicago Bears in 2011, McCown experienced successes in 2013 and 2014. He was chosen as NFL player of the week after five touchdowns in a game in 2013. By 2014, McCowan joined the All-Joe Team and received the Bears' coveted Brian Piccolo Award.
Why you should book Josh McCown for your next event
- Audiences are enthralled by Josh McCown’s first-hand accounts of his NFL experiences. Reflecting on overcoming professional challenges, he inspires audiences to plan for success with training, drive, and perseverance.
- Providing listeners with actionable tools derived from his NFL career, he enables audiences to plan to overcome obstacles to success in his entertaining address.
- Drawing on his playing and coaching experience, McCowan helps audiences navigate professional challenges in a team environment. During the speech, attendees receive actionable tools to break down barriers to success.
Josh McCown began his career with great fanfare. Designated as the 6th best overall quarterback choice for the 2002 NFL draft, he was chosen in the third round by the Arizona Cardinals. By 2004, after completing 95 out of his 166 passes in the 2003 season, the Cardinals chose McCown to start. Finishing third that year in the league’s NFC West division, the team chose Kurt Warner to start instead in 2005. McCown returned to the starting position after Warner’s injury but entered free agency at the end of the season. Moving from team to team for the next eight years, McGowan transferred to the United Football League by 2010. In the UFL, he received recognition as offensive player of the week in the first week. His successful 2010 season set his return to the NFL in 2011 when he joined the Chicago Bears.
By the 2013 season, he’d completed more than 66% of his passes and had the NFL’s lowest interception rate. The Bear’s awarded McCown the Brian Piccolo Award in 2014 in recognition of his contributions to the team. By 2017, he’d reached the New York Jets and won three starts in a row for the first time in his football career. Overcoming the challenges from the past, McCown persevered to accomplish his dream of playing at an elite level against the NFL’s best.
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