Before becoming the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers, longtime NFL quarterback Josh McCown also interviewed for the head coaching position with the Houston Texans. And even though it didn’t exactly work out for him, it sounds like he enjoyed the process.
“It was a great experience, I appreciate them having me involved in that process,” McCown said according to Pro Football Talk. “But really, for me, just being here, this was the right thing. And this is what I’m excited about. And things happen for a reason and I certainly am valuing every day that I step into this building and get to be around coach [Frank] Reich and guys like coach [Jim] Caldwell and coach [Ejiro] Evero. We just have fantastic people. And worked with Chris Tabor a while back and getting to cross paths with him again — so Frank’s done an unbelievable job of putting great men in this building. And not only high-character people, but great football people. So, from that standpoint, to be around these guys and learn, I’m just so thankful for that.
“And so that’s what I’m focused on, is continuing to be the best quarterbacks coach I can be in this opportunity within this organization. And then we obviously have a huge task on our hands with the No. 1 pick and growing Bryce [Young] and bringing him along. So, that’s the focus and good experience, but that’s in the rearview.”
One day, McCown might get his chance to be a head coach in the league. But for now, it sounds like he’s simply focused on his job as a position coach with the Panthers.