Dammit, McCown unlikely to re-sign with Bears

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  1. VJ18

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    I like McCown but I think it was a fluke much like Foles was in Philly, and I totally agree on betting Cutler gets knocked out. Do I believe a rookie can pull it off? Under lovie HELLS TO THE NO, under Trestman, Yes!
     
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    Enough of this...you make him an offer that makes sense to the team and doesn't hinder us from doing anything else. We can't resign everybody. Christ.
     
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    I really appreciate what he's done for us last season. But $4MM for 2 years is more than enough, almost overpriced if you ask me. Don't be ridiculous, Josh!
     
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    Its his dumb agent filling his head with BS, let me go to the Jets or Bucs...
     
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    I don't think McCown is that dumb or that gullible. I see it as he is trying to get the best deal for him and his family. This is his last chance at a decent payday in his pro career. I don't blame him for doing it. I would do the same if I were in his shoes.

    Just like player personnel decisions are all business for the coaches and GMs, the contract decisions are all business for the players.
     
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    I don't blame him either. In this league you get the money when you can.
     
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    I can see McCown going strickly for the money, however, it is amazing how Chicago makes kings out of its sports players and coaches. Those players from the '85 team, Ditka, and the older players from the past, are just revered here. It is a special place. I know the money is the biggie now with players, and understandably so. But if the Bears win (not just get there but WIN another super bowl) they'll be revered here for the rest of their lives. We've all seen that over the years here in Chicago.

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    The market value for "higher end" vet QB backups is $3-4m/yr so I have to disagree with you. We paid (wasted) $3.5m to Jason Campbell a couple years......to totally SUCK. He went to another team and still sucks. Daniels, Orton, Cassell all get $3-4m. Getting McCown back for $2m/yr (maybe a bit more with incentives) is a relative bargain since he's proved he can get you a couple wins in this system and Jay Cutler hasn't played a full season since 2009.

    That all said, if he walks he walks and I fully understand the Bears can't get into a bidding war for him.
     
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    And if we don't win, he's just another Bears backup QB in a long line of Bears backup QBs. There's not much money in endorsements there.

    Extra bucks now is pretty good. Especially if it is a lot of extra bucks.
     
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    I only don't mind if Emery feels he can replace him with a mid-to-late round pick, or if price is an issue.
     
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