Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Because the retread is easier to deal with because he already knows how to play in the NFL and the unknown project doesn't know how to play. How much time and effort is being spent on "developing" Josh McCown? Zero. Because right now it is imperitive to find out what Cutler can do. This is a huge multi million dollar decision the front office has to make. Why complicate that by also giving the coaching staff a kid who doesn't know how to play the task of teaching that kid how to play? If Jay goes down, McCown will go out there and play just as well or better as some no name kid with zero experience. It's like hiring someone to build a house, and then also making them rebuild your car while they are at it. Trestman his plate just trying to get wins on the table and the game plan implemented. They should not have to also worry about if the backup QB knows enough of the gameplan to be trusted out there.