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Report: Josh McCown unlikely to re-sign with Chicago
- Updated: March 6, 2014
One of the most beloved men in Chicago, is unlikely to return to the city he lit with excitement during the 2013 NFL season. Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown is unlikely to re-sign with the Bears according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Rapoport said on NFL Total Access that McCown is more likely to make more money on the open market than he would in a Chicago reunion, after the Bears just paid Jay Cutler with a new contract.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets are the two “realistic” options according to Rapoport, with money and opportunity to be a starter as the main reasons. Last season while filling in for an injured Cutler, McCown threw 13 touchdowns to 1 interception, had a 66.5% completion percentage, and a passer rating of 109.0, which was third in the league.
While at times there was debate over who should start, a healthy McCown or healthy Cutler, the fact remains that there is a definite market for McCown, but whether or not he was simply a product of Marc Trestman’s system, remains to be seen. Time will tell on McCown’s future for the 2014 season, but as of now, Chicago doesn’t seem to be in that future.
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