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Retired NFL QB Josh McCown Signs With Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown before a game.

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 2: Josh McCown #15 of the New York Jets on the sidelines during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Nashville,Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Jets 26-22. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Earlier this summer, one of the NFL's most-veteran quarterbacks decided to call it a career, announcing his retirement from the league.

Josh McCown, 40, announced in a piece for The Players' Tribune that he decided to retire from the National Football League.

“I don’t shy away from the journeyman label. I embrace it, full force. Because it’s been one heck of a journey. Now … that journey is coming to an end," he wrote.

That decision lasted two months to the day.

According to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter, McCown is making a comeback. He'll suit up for the Philadelphia Eagles this season.

"Josh McCown, who announced his retirement this summer to spend more time with family, is returning to play his 17th NFL season with the Eagles," Schefter reported.

The Eagles have battled through numerous injuries to the quarterback spot this preseason.

The team lost Nate Sudfeld to a broken wrist in the first preseason game. Fellow backup Cody Kessler suffered a concussion in the team's second preseason game, precipitating the move for McCown.

He walked away from the game having thrown for 17,707 yards and 98 touchdowns. He has 1,581 career completions.

Now he'll get the chance to back up Carson Wentz on a Super Bowl contender.