Bucs deal backup QB McCown to Jags for draft pick

The Buccaneers traded backup QB Luke McCown to the Jaguars for a late-round conditional draft pick in 2010, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The Bucs had been shopping McCown, who was their No. 2 quarterback behind Byron Leftwich, for more than a week, and the Jaguars were looking to find a solid backup to starter David Garrard.

The move was made after both teams finalized their 53-man rosters and Tampa Bay wound up with four quarterbacks — Leftwich, McCown, Josh Freeman and Josh Johnson. The abundance of quarterbacks gave the Bucs trade options, which quickly materialized.

The only question now is whether Freeman or Johnson will be Leftwich’s backup. Freeman, the team’s first-round pick, looked very raw in the preseason. Johnson, a second-year pro, is still a developmental prospect, but many in the organization are high on him.

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