The Chicago Bears ended up being eternally grateful that they had backup quarterback Josh McCown waiting to play behind Jay Cutler, as the presence of McCown kept the Bears season from completely going belly up — that would happen later.
Not only was McCown serviceable as a backup to Cutler in 2013, but he did so in such an amazing way that it actually caused there to be a conversation about the Bears cutting Cutlet in favor of McCown. Cutler didn’t get cut and instead was handed a long-term deal. McCown is set to hit free agency and his great 2013 season has caused two teams to be more excited about him than the 30 other teams.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 6, 2014
We knew that the Bucs would be in on McCown and the Jets have recently emerged as a team with serious interest as well. The wild card in all of this is that McCown wasn’t to return to Chicago if possible, but he clearly won’t be out of work long if that doesn’t happen.