Chicago Bears Sign Josh McCown To Help Replace Jay Cutler

It’s clear the Chicago Bears were wanting a veteran presence to be able to eventually come in and start while Jay Cutler is healing from a broken thumb. The Bears placd a claim on Kyle Orton when released by the Denver Broncos, but lost out when the Chiefs were higher up the waiver order than they were. Now Brad Biggs reports they’ve filled that void with Josh McCown.

he Bears quickly acted by signing Josh McCown to a one-year contract. McCown is familiar with Mike Martz’s offense, having played for him in 2006 with the Detroit Lions. McCown knew the offense so well, Martz even used him some at wide receiver.

McCown hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2009 and even then it was only 1 game. He played in 2 in 2008. In other words, it’s possible McCown begins to see his first real consistent actions since 2007. That’s a scary proposition for a team hoping for a playoff berth.

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