Lucas Patrick McCown (born July 12, 1981) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, and New Orleans Saints in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Browns in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan. Before joining the NFL, McCown spent one season with the Miami Hurricanes where he led them to an 11-1 record and their first No. 1 ranking in the polls.
He is currently with the Buccaneers as their backup quarterback behind Jameis Winston. In his career, McCown has appeared in 30 games and started nine of those contests. He has completed 62.5% of his passes for 856 yards, six touchdowns, and four interceptions.
After an injury to Jameis Winston, McCown came into the game against the Carolina Panthers and led the team to a 27–24 victory. The win gave the Bucs their first winning season since 2010 when they went 9-7. It also marked the first time they have won back-to-back games since 2009-10 when they went 9-7 and then 11-5.
Under McCown's leadership, the Bucs have made several improvements to their program. They have won three straight games after being 0-3 this season under Dirk Koetter.
Chad Henne is the Chiefs' backup quarterback. Henne started three games in place of an injured Alex Smith last season and completed 16 of his 33 passes for 219 yards with one touchdown appearance.
He's not considered to be a very good starter, but he does have experience playing under center. The Chiefs drafted him in 2008 after trading away Todd Haley so they could try out another quarterback (Tyler Palko). He was eventually replaced by Brady Quinn who ended up being named the team's starting quarterback after completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,502 yards and 14 touchdowns against seven interceptions.
After losing Quinn to free agency, the Chiefs brought in Alex Smith from the 49ers to be their new quarterback. Smith started eight games last season and finished with 3,438 passing yards, 20 touchdowns vs. 11 interceptions. He also ran for four scores during the regular season.
In Week 17, Smith suffered a concussion during a game against the Steelers. In that contest, Tyler Palko came into the game in relief of Smith and led the Chiefs on two touchdown drives before being replaced by Henne late in the third quarter.
Matthew James "Matt" McGloin (born December 2, 1989) is a free agent quarterback in the National Football League. From 2010 to 2012, he was the starting quarterback for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Before his arrival at Penn State, he played for The College of the Holy Cross from 2007 to 2009. McGloin is one of many good quarterbacks who have come out of Massachusetts. He started all 13 games in which he appeared in 2011 and 2012, leading Penn State to its first Big Ten Championship in six years and an appearance in the Rose Bowl.
He signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2013. On August 31, 2013, McGloin was released by the Raiders during final cuts. On September 12, 2013, McGloin was signed to the Raiders' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 24, 2013. He made his NFL debut that day against the Chicago Bears and threw for 103 yards before being pulled in favor of Derek Carr. He lost that game 17-16 in overtime. On November 21, 2013, it was announced that McGloin would be replacing an injured Carr for next week's game against the San Diego Chargers. McGloin led the Raiders to a 27-20 victory over the Chargers.
Stick, Daniel Easton Chase, Justin Herbert Quarterback, Los Angeles Chargers K. J. Costello has started all 16 games for Los Angeles since taking over as the full-time starter in Week 17 of 2016. The former Raiders backup led the league in interceptions with 36 last season and had three touchdowns without a interception. He is coming off ankle surgery that cost him part of 2017 but is expected to be ready for camp.
Herbert was drafted by the Chargers in the first round (eighth overall) of this year's draft. He'll likely serve as Costello's backup while also trying to win the job himself during training camp and the preseason. If he performs well enough, he could even take over for Costello at some point this season.
Here are more facts about the quarterback: Herbert played football at University of Oregon where he started 44 games over four seasons. He passed for 9,474 yards and 75 touchdowns and rushed for 4,928 yards and 53 scores in his career. He also threw 50 or more passes in each of his college seasons.
Costello signed with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of UCLA in 2014.
FOXBORO— Newton is the starting quarterback for the Patriots. (Editor's note: See update at bottom of article.) He won the job in training camp and has not given it up.
New England drafted Ryan Mallett in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft to be the team's backup quarterback, but he was injured early in his first preseason game and missed the rest of the exhibition games as well as the regular season opener against the Ravens. He was replaced by undrafted free agent Jimmy Garoppolo.
After missing most of training camp with a shoulder injury, Newton returned to practice on August 29 and started at home against the Dolphins. He led New England to a 28-24 victory over Miami and had three touchdowns without an interception. He became the first quarterback in NFL history to have three touchdown passes without an interception in his debut game (and the third player in NFL history with at least three TD passes in their debut game).
Newton also broke several other records in the game including most yards passing in a debut game (3,727) and most attempts (455). He ended up playing very well despite throwing three interceptions because he ran for a fourth touchdown and had a successful two-point conversion.