How Dumb is Matt Millen?
Dumb enough to pay $4 million upfront
for Josh McCown.
This part of the story made me laugh though:Kitna's deal got done Tuesday, then McCown's on Thursday, when he reached agreement with the Lions on a two-year, $6 million contract that will pay him $4 million this season. McCown's decision instantly sets up a starting quarterback battle between he and Kitna. As a veteran, Kitna holds the advantage and McCown needs some grooming before he is ready to start anyway.
More grooming? McCown's been in the league 4 years already. He just seems like he needs grooming because he hasn't made a step forward since he entered the league. And having Jon Kitna as your stopgap for next year is a good sign that you haven't got a prayer. Kitna's a decent backup quarterback but he's nobody to rely on, like McCown.
It is getting to the point where I expect the weekend weatherman to remark "But real storms are brewing in Detroit, where Matt Millen should be fired." What are the Fords waiting for?