Ever since Patriots wideout Julian Edelman took home the MVP award after his performance in New England’s latest Super Bowl victory, praise for the receiver has been at an all time high. Some pundits have even stated that his performance in last year’s Super Bowl solidified his case for the Hall of Fame.
It appears that former journeyman quarterback Josh McCown has also been drinking the Edelman Kool-Aid this offseason. On his first day with ESPN as an NFL analyst, McCown has already stirred up some controversy with his wide receiver rankings.
JOSH MCCOWN JUST RANKED JULIAN FUCKING EDELMAN OVER DEANDRE HOPKINS AND ANTONIO BROWN pic.twitter.com/lxtbe5nFAe
— Matt Valdovinos (@MVScouting) June 19, 2019
Yup, you read that correctly. Josh McCown ranked Edelman over Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Raiders wideout Antonio Brown, as well as other stars such as Packers’ Davante Adams. Give us a break.
There’s no denying that Edelman has made some of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl history and is one of the better slot receivers in the game, but ranking him above two perennial All-Pro’s in Hopkins and Brown is a slap in the face.
This is so bad from Josh McCown that people thought it was photoshopped. I had to verify. Really Edelman over any of these guys is fireable offense 😂. This is who they give media jobs to. pic.twitter.com/nNTJS1D2Oh
— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) June 19, 2019
Case and point as to why some former NFL players are better off staying away from the game once they retire.
Hopkins and Brown have six First Team All-Pro selections between them, Edelman has zero. Not to mention he has never been selected to a Pro Bowl either, which both Hopkins and Brown are invited to almost yearly.
If McCown wants to have a long, prosperous career in sports media, he’s going to need to do a bit more research to prevent him from spewing nonsense like this on live television again.