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 Rumors: Josh McCown open to leaving Chicago Bears


While Josh McCown has made it very clear that he’s willing to return to the Chicago Bears, he’s also making it clear that he is open to leaving if things don’t improve with his contractual situation.

McCown made the comments to the Chicago Tribune, suggesting that he knows this will be the final time he hits free agency and stands to earn more money outside of Chicago – a place he is willing to leave if that is how things play out.

“This is probably going to be the last time I stand in free agency with this kind of leverage,” McCown, 34, said. “So there’s an understanding of an opportunity here to gain some more resources both to take care of our family and to do more good with.”

The veteran quarterback isn’t going to do much more than backup Jay Cutler (at this point) and could potentially find a starting gig and more money with a team desperate for a signal caller, like the Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets or Houston Texans.

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