Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

January 23, 2014

ESPN report: No retirement plans for Josh McCown

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress



According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Chicago Bears' back-up quarterback, does in fact plan to return to the NFL next season.

Schefter sourced unnamed parties close to McCown for the meat and potatoes of his recent account.

McCown, 34 and a free agent, played his high school football at Jacksonville High School, and is coming off one of his more productive seasons.

With starting signal caller, Jay Cutler, sidelined with injuries, McCown started five games for the Bears during the 2013 campaign.

Chicago went 3-2 with McCown under center.

For the year he appeared in eight games and passed for 1,829 yards and 13 touchdowns, with only one interception.

Several NFL player personnel officials have stated that they believe McCown and Michael Vick to be the primary options for teams that are hunting for a veteran starting or back up quarterback.

Bears' officials said that they would like to resign McCown.

Other reports have indicated that the Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers could all be interested in inking McCown.

McCown played collegiatly at Sam Houston State University and has been in the NFL for 11 seasons.

He was originally a third round selection by Arizona in the 2002 draft.

He has thrown for over 8,800 yards in his career and has tossed 50 touchdown passes.