Quarterback was 6-7 as a starter in 2004

Updated: March 30, 2005, 7:04 PM ET
Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona quarterback Josh McCown said he was looking forward to battling Kurt Warner for playing time with the Cardinals. On Wednesday he proved it, signing the team's $1.4 million tender offer.

The Cardinals signed Warner, a two-time NFL MVP, to a $4 million, one-year contract on March 8.

McCown was 6-7 as a starter last year, but sat out the other three games while coach Dennis Green gave Shaun King and John Navarre a shot at reviving the unproductive offense.

McCown, a third-round draft pick in 2002, completed 233 of 408 passes for 2,511 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for the year. He finished well, completing 85 of 147 passes for 957 yards, five TDs and four interceptions in the last four games.

In his career, he is 335-of-592 for 3,595 yards, 16 TDs and 18 picks.

McCown also has run for 290 yards and three scores on 65 carries.

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