Aging QBs Fitzpatrick, McCown proving worth to Bucs, Jets

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) scrambles under pressure from New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha (44) during the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans. Fitzpatrick and New York Jets' Josh McCown are survivors, aging quarterbacks who keep getting opportunities to prove their worth to NFL teams. The two teams play this week. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

%name Aging QBs Fitzpatrick, McCown proving worth to Bucs, Jets

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick and Josh McCown are survivors, aging quarterbacks who keep getting opportunities to prove their worth to NFL teams.

One of them has started 116 games over 13 seasons with seven teams, while the other has 69 career starts spread over 15 years with eight clubs.

Together, that’s 185 starts for nearly half the league, a number that will grow Sunday when Fitzpatrick, one of just four players in league history to throw touchdown passes for seven franchises, makes his first start for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6).

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