Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) looks to pass during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Oakland Raiders to pursue signing Josh McCown?

The NFL offseason is officially upon us, which means that players around the league are starting to look for new homes in the 2014 season. One of those players is backup quarterback Josh McCown, who very well may have played his way into a starting role with a team this offseason.

McCown was brilliant in relief of Jay Cutler in Chicago this year with the Bears, and that has some teams around the league on notice about him. The Oakland Raiders are desperate for stability at quarterback, and reporter Scott Bair believes that McCown could be a solution for the Raiders need at the position.

McCown has shown stability and accuracy throughout his career. He hasn’t been great until recently, but going with a hot hand might pay dividends. Also, McCown is the definition of stopgap solution and, at 34 years old, would be okay with that. He’d also be fine mentoring younger passers while he starts in the short term.

McCown is an iterating fit for the Raiders as they seem to be looking for a stable solution, but may be interested in a short-term fix. Either way, stability is stability and the Raiders desperately need to find that at quarterback, and McCown may be the guy.

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