How fun would that be throwing to 2 guys who could possibly be the 2 best receivers in the league within the next 5 years. If this happens could you seriously consider McCown as a sleeper QB this year?
I think so.
When it comes to improving your team, I always subscribe to the "fix what's worst" theory. You can't definitely say their QB is the worst. The last 4 games of the season (which he started 3), he totalled 790 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs (86.5 QB rating).
Of course someone might think he had an easy schedule, but the 4 games were against San Fran, Carolina, Seattle & Minnesota. Not the hardest defensive schedule imaginable, but above average.
So what's the "worst" that needs to be fixed? I think most here would agree they have a capable receiving core, RB and o-line. Arizona was 26th in total defense (19th against the run, 29th against the pass). They were also 32nd(that's last) in points allowed.
Looking further into their defensive stats, they were 30th in total sacks and 30th in passer rating allowed. Sounds to me like they need a better front 4 and better secondary. I'm no expert on the Arizona players, so I'd have to default to someone who was... DE and CB seems to be the cure to make Arizona an 8-8 competitive team, not QB. So do they have a bunch of bums on the D-line and secondary or just young guys in development? If it's the former, 2004 is a good FA year for DBs and DEs. If it's the latter, then maybe they could consider a top shelf QB, but I'd still give McCown a chance.
For further fantasy consideration. McCown average 28.2 rushing yards in the 5 games he took the majority of snaps. That projects to 451 rushing yards.[/quote]
Very good point but a QB is the leader of the team. You need a strong QB. If they are going to stick with McCown they at least need to go sign a veteran backup to coach him, or at least a good QB coach.
They signed Dexter Jackson last year so they have one good safety, a starting point...