Entering the 2017 season, the New York Jets were expected to be absolutely terrible and potentially set to pick first overall in next year’s draft. Incredibly, the Jets are 3-3, which already gives them more wins than many evaluators thought they would get all season.
After a rough Week 1 performance at Buffalo, 38-year-old Jets quarterback Josh McCown has played very well over the last five games, with seven touchdown passes and four interceptions (he has a solid 89.2 quarterback rating on the season).
And Larry David hates it.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm star and Seinfeld co-creator appeared on The Rich Eisen Show this week and said that “the worst thing to happen to the Jets this year, was McCown being good.”
David is angry that McCown is allowing the Jets to be mediocre, which could prevent them from picking high in the draft and finally finding a franchise quarterback. McCown has no long-term future with the team, and maybe young backup quarterbacks Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg could. And if those young quarterbacks continued to play badly, at least it would help the Jets get an early draft pick. Instead, they may be stuck in the middle, which can sometimes be the worst place to be (especially with a 38-year-old journeyman quarterback).
“By the way, the worst thing to happen to the Jets this year, was McCown being good. That’s the worst thing that could’ve happened to the Jets. Because now he’s just gonna make us mediocre. He’ll get us too many wins to get a quarterback. He’s 38. Where’s the future with him? And if he was bad, at least we could see what Petty had or Hackenberg had. Now we’ll never get to see them. We’ll never get to see them. We’ll never get to draft a good quarterback. And so now we’ll have McCown another year, and then what? Where do we go?”
David has said in the past that he’s “positive [he] could be an offensive coordinator” with the Jets, and it sure sounds like he could help out their front office as well.