The future of soon-to-be free agent backup quarterback Josh McCown seemed to be a little hazy earlier this offseason as there was some doubt as to whether he’d return or not for another season. But despite reports of possible retirement swirling, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that McCown has no intentions of retiring anytime soon.
Bears free-agent-to-be QB Josh McCown, who some thought could retire this off-season, has no intention to retire now. Wants to keep playing.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 19, 2014
It’s likely that while he’s not retiring, his career in Chicago is still over anyways. The Bears forked over a ton of cash to keep Jay Cutler in town which means that they will have to chose who to bring back and who to let loose. While the Bears would love to bring McCown back, it’s likely that he ends up in a place like Tampa Bay where former Bears head coach Lovie Smith can not only pay him a decent amount of money, but can position him well on the roster to possibly even start in 2014.
A return to the Bears isn’t out of the question for McCown, but he now has options after his great 2013 performance and retirement isn’t yet on his mind.