Pederson confirms McCown was available as a WR

Andrew Porter
December 10, 2019 - 9:27 am

The Eagles are so desperate for wide receivers that 40-year-old backup quarterback Josh McCown was available as the team's fourth WR at some point during Monday night's game. 

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Doug Pederson confirmed this during his Monday morning phone call with Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show. 

"That is accurate," Pederson confirmed when Cataldi asked if McCown put on his helmet to be a fourth WR.

"Why can't he? He's active, he's dressed! He's actually done that in a game before, in his career he has done that. Now it has been about ten years ago, but he has lined up as a receiver in an actual football game, yes he has."

With DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor already out, and Alshon Jeffery leaving the game with an injury, the Eagles were left with Josh Perkins, Greg Ward Jr., and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as their only receivers.

Amazingly, with RB Jordan Howard also out and RB Miles Sanders on the bench with cramps, running back Boston Scott gave the Eagles a huge boost. Scott finished the game with 128 scrimmage yards and a touchdown, helping the Eagles get a much needed comeback overtime win over the Giants.