The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today that they have traded QB
Luke McCown to Jacksonville for an undisclosed pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
However, it’s since been reported that the Bucs will receive a conditional 5th round pick depending on McCowns playing time and or performance.
McCown, who originally entered the league as a fourth-round selection (106th overall) of the Cleveland Browns in the 2004 NFL Draft, was traded to the Buccaneers from the Browns on April 24, 2005. McCown has played in 12 career games with seven starts, and completed 142-of-238 career passes for 1,617 yards with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has also rushed 21 times in his career for 157 yards. McCown played in seven games with three starts as a Buccaneer.
With the amount of rumors that had been floated around with the Bucs shopping any quarterback not named Josh Freeman, it was only a matter of time before another team decided to pull the trigger on a deal to acquire either McCown or second year QB Josh Johnson.
In the end, it was ultimately McCown who lost in the bid to become the teams starter that gets a chance to tease another fan base.