clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Josh McCown banged up, but not yet leaving the game

The Eagles are down to their backup quarterback, and might have to switch to a wide receiver if Josh McCown gets knocked out of the game.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Josh McCown passes the ball past the rush of Seattle Seahawks Jarran Reed during the second quarter in a NFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are trying to come back against the Seattle Seahawks and they’re facing a serious degree of difficulty. Carson Wentz suffered a concussion in the first half of the game and was replaced by Josh McCown. It appears that McCown has injured his lower leg as he has been gimpy getting back to the huddle after plays in the fourth quarter. He’s still in the game, but he’s one hit away from leaving.

If he were to have to leave the game, wide receiver Greg Ward would be the Eagles quarterback. Ward played the position in college at the University of Houston and was impressive in doing so. His final year (2016), he completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,557 yards with 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also rushed for 518 yards and 10 touchdowns. The year before, he rushed for 1,114 yards and 21 touchdowns. He played some wide receiver in high school and converted to the position in the NFL after going undrafted.