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Moore: Josh McCown brings youthful energy to Eagles

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02.01.2020

The 40-year-old backup QB is thoroughly enjoying his 2019 season with the Birds

PHILADELPHIA — Backup quarterback Josh McCown is the oldest Eagle, but you’d never know it by watching him during games.

Take midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 34-17 victory over the Giants that clinched the NFC East for the Eagles. On fourth-and-2 at the Giants’ 39-yard line with Philly leading by 10 points, cornerback Cre’Von LeBlanc came up to tackle New York running back Saquon Barkley for no gain in front of the Birds’ bench.

The first person to greet LeBlanc was the 40-year-old McCown, who repeatedly slapped LeBlanc’s shoulder pads, excitedly congratulated him and clapped toward the sideline.

“If he didn’t make the tackle, I would have,” McCown joked Wednesday.

Part of the reason for McCown’s excitement was because he’d only been part of one playoff team in his first 16 NFL seasons. It happened 12 years ago with the Panthers, who won the NFC South with a 12-4 record. Starting QB Jake Delhomme and Carolina earned a first-round bye, only to lose at home to the Cardinals 33-13 in the divisional round.

“This feels like — I can’t........

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