Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quarterback Josh McCown to Miss At Least One Game


Sep 7, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown (12) drops back during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown is expected to miss at least one game with a significant sprain to right thumb.

McCown was injured in the second quarter of Thursday’s 56-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons when his hand hit an opponents facemask as McCown’s throwing motion concluded.

With McCown now out for the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 28, second year pro Mike Glennon will get the start.

Glennon replaced McCown Thursday and went 17-of-24 for 121 yards a touchdown. Last season, Glennon threw 19 touchdowns and only nine interceptions in 13 games last year.

Tampa Bay will have to sign a backup quarterback for the Steelers game or they could promote Mike Kafka from the practice squad.

McCown was signed to a two-year, $10 million deal after an impressive 2013 season with the Chicago Bears after he replaced the injured Jay Cutler.

However, in 2014, he has been disappointing. After throwing just one interception all of last season, McCown has four already in three games due to terrible decision making.

He’s thrown two touchdowns and ran for two more while throwing for just 420 yards and completing 63.2 per cent of his passes.