Josh McCown announces NFL retirement after 16 seasons

New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons in a column for The Players’ Tribune on Monday.

The column, entitled “One heck of a journey,” is entertaining, engaging and well worth your time.

In it, McCown thanks his “Superwoman” wife, Natalie, for being “a rock” for him throughout his long career. He also thanked his longtime agent, Mike McCartney, along with “every coach and GM who ever took a chance on me and thought I could bring something to their football teams. Every trainer and every doctor I’ve worked with. Every team chaplain. Every guy I got to suit up with…”

However, McCown singled out one person above the rest — high school quarterbacks coach Matt Turner — who pushed him to become the NFL quarterback we saw on Sundays.

During his NFL career, which sandwiched a season in the CFL, McCown passed for 17,707 yards, 98 touchdowns, and 82 interceptions playing for 10 teams.