Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) gets set during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Bears 54-11. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears still want to re-sign backup Josh McCown

Veteran backup Josh McCown stepped up his game in a big way this year after taking over for Jay Cutler in the time period he did.

In his fill in role for this new look Chicago Bears offense, McCown was able to match starting quarterback Jay Cutler stat for stat. He just turned the ball over less.

Now McCown was reportedly contemplating retirement not that long ago, but now it appears that he has changed his mind and will suit up next year. He’s expressed his interest in returning to Chicago as Jay Cutler’s back up, but could become a starting quarterback for a franchise looking to re-build.

Chicago already took care of Cutler, but general manager Phil Emery still insists on re-signing Josh McCown according to Jeff Dickerson on Twitter.

A deal may not happen right away as the team has a few key defensive players they will need to lock up before signing McCown.

We should see more on McCown and the Chicago Bears within the weeks or months to come.

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