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: Josh McCown 'overwhelming desire' to re-sign with Chicago Bears


The Chicago Bears are entering yet another offseason where they must correct the problems that kept them out of the postseason. After being in a position to win the NFC North on late 2013, the Bears literally fumbled their chances away and ended up on the outside of the playoffs looking in.

One reason the Bears were even in a position to make the postseason was thanks to the heroic play of backup quarterback Josh McCown. After Jay Cuter was lost for an extended period of time, McCown played so well that it actually started a debate about whether or not he should replace Cutler as the full-time starter in 2014.

McCown doesn’t want to replace Cutler, but he does want to return to Chicago in 2014. According to the Chicago Tribune, McCown has expressed an ‘overwhelming desire’ to re-sign with the Bears and return for another season.

This isn’t the first time McCown has mentioned this and he may be stepping up his efforts to get re-signed now that a slew of teams are targeting him in free agency.

He’s not a lock to return to the Bears, but it’s clear that McCown wants to and that puts the Bears ahead of everyone else already.

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  • Folt

    Please overpay mcCown. I’m a Cutler guy, but he does frequently get dinged up. If our d wasn’t an embarrassment, mcCown would have led bears to playoffs. Sadly I think mccown may bust in different city. He is just a great fit in Chicago.

  • StuManChu

    I think we need to resign him. I think it is a no-brainer for each side. It sounds like McCown knows this team is probably his best fit by far. And the Bears do need him.