Dammit, McCown unlikely to re-sign with Bears

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  1. soulman

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    Nope. McCown is a long time vet who makes good decisions and his family is extremely important to him. They'll take part in his decision. You can count on it. His agent is there to field the offers and take care of the details and that's about it. Maybe you should spend more time listening to what McCown says and has said and get in his head rather than worry about his agent.
     
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    Ya' see we can agree on a few things. :rofl2:

    I'm 100% with you on this one Josh McCown more than EARNED the right to shop himself for the best deal for him AND his family and as I told Bear Claw they'll be a part of his decision process. If Emery had locked him up for two years last year like we used to do he could have protected himself against this but he didn't. OK, water over the bridge, oh Sweet Jeezus a flood, LOL.

    But he's got a chance to do it this year and I believe that's what it will take as much or more than the money. The money can give him some security but two years means he may be able to move his family to Chicago to be closer to them during the season. If Emery won't well then TB is closer to NC than Chicago so they may win the battle if they're interested. I don't see NY or Minny as serious contenders but you never know. There are always surprises in FA. I never in a million years would have believed we could sign Pep but we did.
     
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    That's how I see it too. If we bring in a draftee QB, he'll be a developmental project for Trestman. He'll be a mid to late round pick and not ready to lead an NFL team day-1. They will have a vet to backup Jay. If McCown is that guy, then that's fine. If we can't sign McCown, then we'll bring in another vet at a reasonable cost. The new rookie would just be there to learn this first year and carry the clipboard.
     
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    Not only that, but Emery made it pretty clear he doesn't like carrying 3 QBs on the active roster. He wants his third to be practice squad eligible. If they spend too high a pick on one, they would have to keep him on the active roster or else someone else may pluck him off the PS. I just don't see them utilizing an asset like a mid round draft pick on someone they will only put on the PS. If there's a QB that Emery loves sitting there late on day 3, he might pull the trigger as like you said "a developmental project" but even that I can see them thinking isn't worth the draft pick.
     
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    It's almost certain that if they don't re-sign McCown, Palmer is gonna end up as Cutty's backup. In this case I'd rather have a young rookie as #2 than Palmer.
     
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    I'm with Soul on this one. No way Emery rides with a mid-late round rookie as his #2. The Hanie debacle was the last straw that punched JA's pink slip and Phil isn't going to repeat that. If McCown leaves (which is looking more and more likely with these contracts recently signed by Henne and Cassel), the Phil goes with Palmer or another cheap vet as his backup. A rookie, if we indeed draft or udfa one, will be the #3 for this year at least.
     
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    I think that would be a smart move. It doesn't cost much money. It gives Trestman an opportunity to bring in a guy whom he believes is worth developing. Worst case, you let him go if he doesn't pan out, but best case, you may have a decent #2 in future seasons if the guy truly does develop under Trestman. I don't see this as a future replacement for Cutler, but just a way to solve the backup problem in future years with a solid, and affordable, option.
     
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