Comparison’s to Drew Brees are rare, and usually saved for football’s elite.
Don’t tell that to Bucs LB Jonathan Casillas, who sees a little bit of Brees in new quarterback Josh McCown.
“It’s a strong comparison, but he reminds me of Drew. Not just the way he throws the ball, but his approach to the game. The first one in, last one out. You know, he’s always around. He’s very [communicative], very personable. And you can tell he’s a born leader.”
Those comments were sparked by questions from a New York radio program on which Casillas was a guest. First, he was asked whether or not there will be a quarterback competition in Tampa Bay during training camp, to which Casillas replied with praise towards second-year man Mike Glennon.
However, the Buccaneer linebacker stopped short of saying there would be a full-fledged competition, stating that Josh McCown is “on another level” at this point in time.
While I believe that McCown will start the season as the Buccaneers’ quarterback, whether or not he finishes the year as such will all depend on how he plays. I don’t see any scenario in which Josh McCown isn’t playing well for a long string of games and yet he keeps his job over Glennon, who is expected to become the starter at one point or another.
Still, it is great to hear that McCown is drawing praise from his teammates on defense; that means he is playing well, and is really tough to defend in practice.
That is the type of potential that the Bucs are hoping shows up on Sundays this season.