Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

November 19, 2013

Josh McCown to get second-consecutive start Sunday for NFL Bears

Veteran Chicago receiver says McCown is 'awesome'

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

LAKE FOREST, Ill. —

 Good news for Josh McCown fans came out of the Chcago Bears' team headquarters late Monday.

McCown will be making his second-consecutive start on Sunday when the Bears travel to St. Louis (4-6) to take on the Rams.

McCown has taken over the reins of the club's offense as starting quarterback Jay Cutler remains unavailable as he continues to be sidelined with a high ankle sprain.

“Josh is a leader,” Brandon Marshall, a veteran NFL receiver said via the Bears' website. “He's one of our captains even though he doesn't have a “C” on his chest. He's awesome. You can't ask for a better guy to lead the huddle.”

McCown led Chicago (6-4) to a 23-20 overtime win over Baltimore on Sunday.

In that tilt, McCown, age 34, connected on 19 of 31 pass attempts for 216 yards and one touchdown.

The Bears are 2-0 in games McCown has started this season. He has played in a total of four games where has has delivered five touchdown strikes and no turnovers.

Chicago is hoping to have Cutler back in Week 13, according to published reports.