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


 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.