Chicago Bears QB Josh McCown has been the main topic of a lot of conversations in the NFL this week. While his team was getting obliterated by the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, there were many who wondered if he should have just stayed as the starting quarterback, rather than the team reinserting Jay Cutler back into the lineup following injury.
When McCown did step into the lineup while Cutler was out, he played wonderfully. So, those requests were warranted, and there are still some that would like to see McCown get the start in this Sunday’s win-or-go-home game against the division rival Green Bay Packers.
But, that’s this season. As far as next season goes, McCown isn’t sure that he wants to play anywhere.
Citing family reasons, McCown may just decide to hang up the cleats for good, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Continually missing them in his life, may indeed force him into retirement:
“But for me, I know that there is a time coming where it’s going to get harder and harder. I kind of have a thought process in my mind of: I don’t know if I want to do this and let her get out of my house having done this the last four years where we live apart.
With the way that McCown did play in Cutler’s absence, he will definitely have teams fighting for his services in the offseason, but to some, family comes first, no matter what you do for a living.