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

Josh McCown considered the heavy favorite to start for Buccaneers?

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Veteran quarterback Josh McCown has the opportunity to step up as a starter for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014.

McCown had an impressive season with the Chicago Bears after quarterback Jay Cutler fell to a couple injuries during the year, but when you have guys like Martellus Bennett, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte on the same offense they can make your job a whole lot easier.

It wasn’t surprising to hear that McCown followed former Bears head coach Lovie Smith to Tampa Bay. But just like Chicago, McCown is going to have some competition.

Mike Glennon is no push over. After taking over Josh Freeman’s position – this kid showed a lot of promise. He finished the year with 2,608 passing yards, 19 touchdowns and only nine interceptions in 13 games. McCown threw for 1,829 passing yards, 13 touchdowns and one interception in just eight games as a back up for the Chicago Bears.

Buccaneers fans should be excited about their offense this season after picking up a guy like McCown. Not only should this man be considered the favorite to start, but Glennon could learn a lot from this guy. The 34 year old quarterback was coaching High School football before he got the call about the chance to play in Chicago – so helping out the young quarterback shouldn’t be that difficult.

Plus you know, experience always helps.

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