Nov 4, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears quarterbacks Jay Cutler (left) and Josh McCown before game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Josh McCown questioning his future will make it easier on Jay Cutler


The Chicago Bears have seen some great things come from their offense this year as they’re one of the highest scoring teams in the league.

Both quarterback and wide receiver corps. have been having themselves a great 2013 year and could cap it off with a NFC North division title on Sunday. But when this year is over, what will the Chicago Bears do when it comes to their starting quarterback job?

Both McCown and Cutler will be free agents after the year is finished, which means Chicago will have to make a tough choice. Well, at least that’s what most of thought.

Now with the season almost coming to an end, back up quarterback Josh McCown is questioning his future with the sport all together. A colleague of mine covered a story about how McCown has talked about possibly retiring when the year is over.

Of course there comes a time when a player needs to decide if he’s ready to walk away from the game or not. McCown has been in the league for awhile and of course he’s starting to miss spending time with his family. Family always comes first, no matter who you are in this league or any league.

It’s a sacrifice you have to be willing to make for awhile and most of the time it comes back and bites players.

McCown has had himself a great year after taking over for the injured Jay Cutler. In the games he’s started and or appeared in, McCown has almost matched Cutler stat for stat.

Josh has 1,829 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception compared to Cutler’s 2.395 passing yards, 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

They’re coming off an embarrassing loss against the Philadelphia Eagles after failing to wrap up the NFC North. Now this Sunday’s game will be treated like the NFC Championship game the year that Green Bay win it all.

With Cutler under center, McCown will be ready to go as he always is. Wondering if this will be the last time he will ever put on a uniform and talk to teammates/coaches on the sidelines or in the huddle if he’s called upon. Whatever the man decides to do with his life is his choice.

It would be great for him to go out on top after having a great 2013 season instead of taking the risk of tanking next season. Which really makes it easier for Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears to strike a deal.

Let’s face it, it was either going to be Josh McCown or Jay Cutler under center for this offense next year. Time for the Bears to get that franchise tag ready.

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  • homerfree

    Let me start by saying it is very difficult to be a bears fan when you are not a homer or a meathead. In my experience following this team for many many years 85% of the fans fall in one of the 2 categories leaving the rest of us frustrated and angry or ready to find another passion altogether. Ask me and I will tell you how to make this team live up to its Illustrious yet mostly undeserved heritage.The Bears could make a monumental step towards being a legitimate first class Organization and future competitor by choosing not to sign #6 to a long term deal and utillize what is an obvious advantage that trestman brings that allows for the system to be run by a competent qb (josh or not) and carefully spend the $ on rebuilding the heart of chicago football our precious defense. This would take a ton of balls to followthrough with because of the fear of backlash from a mostly ignorant fan base that has been deprived of quality qb play for many,many years, but necessary none the less. This decision is critical for the educated homerfree bears fans who want to believe phil emery when he says he wants to win” championships”