It has been a long and winding road for the McCown brothers in the NFL as both of them are seasoned veterans. Josh and Luke have both jumped around the league and they have both been career backups.
Sometimes, however, the two have gotten the chance to start on a Sunday. Today, the brothers both get that chance for the first time in eight seasons.
According to Pro Football Talk, Luke will make a start for the New Orleans Saints as Drew Brees is out with a shoulder injury and Josh, who started Week 1 against the New York Jets, returns from a concussion to start against the Oakland Raiders. The last time the McCown brothers started on the same Sunday was on December 9, 2007.
“Just understanding how rare it is to have a brother play in this league is humbling enough, but I think one day we will take a step back and look at the the number of years that went by between us both starting and will appreciate this even more,” Josh McCown told PFT on Saturday. “Just knowing the ups and downs both of us have gone through, makes me thankful for the example of hard work and perseverance our family set for us growing up.”
Josh threw for 13 touchdowns and one interception in the absence of Jay Cutler in Chicago last season, which earned him a starting spot for the Cleveland Browns in 2015. Luke will get his first start since 2013 and this is likely the first start of many for the Saints and Brees is dealing with a bruised rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder, the same he injured in 2005.
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