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

NFL Free Agency rumors: Josh McCown wants to play in 2014

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.

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.

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  • Tony Collins

    I am so happy for Josh. One way or another he’s going to be rewarded for his superb play this past season.