Alex McGough

Alex McGough

Quarterback #11
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 212 lb.
College:None
Age:24
Born:November 19, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 7 (220)
Draft Team:SEA

Alex McGough: Remains with Texans

McGough signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans on Monday.

Analysis: McGough joined the Texans' practice squad after being let go off the 53-man roster in mid-October, and he'll also begin the offseason with the team. The 24-year-old spent a month on the active roster but has yet to see game action since being selected in the seventh round of the 2018 draft by Seattle.

January 13, 2020 7:28 PM EST

Alex McGough: Cut by Texans

The Texans waived McGough on Wednesday, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

Analysis: McGough was the Texans' third quarterback behind Deshaun Watson and A.J. McCarron, but letting him go frees up a roster spot for offensive tackle Dan Skipper. If Mcgough clears waivers, he's expected to land on the practice squad.

October 16, 2019 1:22 PM EST

Alex McGough: Ascends to active roster

The Texans promoted McGough to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: While there's speculation this is due to Deshaun Watson being roughed up by the Saints in the season opener, Pelissero emphasized that this move was in the works beforehand since the Jaguars showed interest in McGough after Nick Foles broke his collarbone. McGough will likely be a healthy inactive for most games since AJ McCarron is handling the backup duties.

September 10, 2019 1:55 PM EST

Alex McGough: Moves to practice squad

McGough signed to the Texans' practice squad Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: McGough was waived by the Jaguars after a rough preseason. The 23-year-old will now turn his attention towards developing while on Houston's practice squad.

September 5, 2019 8:13 AM EST

Alex McGough: Let go by Jags

McGough was waived by the Jaguars on Friday, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: McGough endured a rough preseason in Jacksonville, completing 11 of 29 passes for 60 yards and one interception, though he did add five carries for 59 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew had similar struggles throughout the preseason, but he nonetheless showed enough to win the backup job behind starter Nick Foles.

August 30, 2019 9:39 AM EST

Alex McGough: Leads late TD drive against Falcons

McGough completed six of 12 pass attempts for 31 yards, while rushing for 35 yards and a touchdown on three carries during Thursday's 31-12 preseason loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: The 23-year-old McGough resuscitated what had been a dormant offensive operation through most of three quarters, helping the Jaguars convert five first downs and score a touchdown on his third drive of work after the team managed just two field goals on its first 10 possessions of the evening. McGough was enduring a dreadful debut preseason with Jacksonville prior to Thursday, completing just five of 17 attempts for 29 yards, zero touchdown passes and one interception against the Ravens and Eagles.

August 29, 2019 9:51 PM EST

Alex McGough: Signs futures contract

McGough signed a futures deal with the Jaguars on Tuesday, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Analysis: McGough was drafted by the Seahawks in the seventh round of last year's draft and spent the season on the team's practice squad. He'll now set his sights on making the Jaguars' roster in 2019.

January 15, 2019 11:26 AM EST

Alex McGough: Lands on practice squad

The Seahawks signed McGough to their practice squad Monday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Analysis: McGough had a turbulent preseason, with moments of poise and others that revealed why no team selected him until the seventh round of April's draft. In turn, the Seahawks traded for Brett Hundley to be Russell Wilson's backup. McGough will use the time time to develop and possibly vie for the backup role in 2019 when Hundley's contract expires.

September 4, 2018 3:42 PM EST

Alex McGough: Likely to land on practice squad

McGough is likely headed for the practice squad after the Seahawks traded for Brett Hundley on Wednesday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Seattle apparently wasn't too impressed with the backup quarterback battle between McGough and veteran Austin Davis. The rookie seventh-round pick at least still figures to have a spot on the practice squad, while Davis may just be out of a job. It is possible the team could carry three quarterbacks until Hundley has a strong knowledge of the playbook.

August 29, 2018 7:46 AM EST

Alex McGough: Makes noise in second preseason game

McGough completed nine of 12 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 24-14 preseason loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: McGough, who was selected in the seventh round of April's draft, is battling Austin Davis to be Russell Wilson's backup. Davis converted on just one of three tries for six yards Saturday. The difference in attempts and all around performance gives McGough a slight edge in the battle so far, but expect the competition to continue through the final preseason outing.

August 19, 2018 8:28 AM EST

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