McCown doesn't plan to retire

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  1. little bear

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    Josh McCown doesn't plan to retire

    Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown, who will be a free agent this offseason, has no intention to retire, a source close to the 34-year-old veteran told ESPN.
    In what promises to be a thin crop of free-agent quarterbacks, NFL executives believe McCown and Michael Vick will be the top two options for teams searching for someone to compete for a starting job or back up an established starter.

    Due to a surprising number of underclass quarterbacks returning to school, this year's draft also is thinner at the position than some expected it to be.

    Chicago wants McCown back, and quarterback-needy teams such as the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans also could be interested.

    It leaves McCown, who some though could retire, in an enviable position in which he will have a chance to play if not start -- something he intends to pursue this offseason.

    McCown filled in admirably for Chicago this season while Jay Cutler was injured, leading the Bears to a 3-2 record in the five games he started. McCown appeared in eight games overall this season, passing for 1,829 yards and 13 touchdowns with only one interception.

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    I still believe he stays in Chicago. They likely already have a deal agreed upon (even though he cannot officially sign it for a while).
     
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    I will always believe that a large part of his success this season was due to the scheme, players and head coach here. Put him on another team and I don't think he thrives like we saw. With Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, M.Bennett & Matt Forte - along with better pass protection - he had an IDEAL offense here. I love the way the guy played, but I just don't see him having this kind of success on just any team. But - some crazy GM will probably throw a lot of money his way. I wouldn't blame him for taking "The Big Payday" somewhere else. We can't (and shouldn't) throw crazy money at him to keep him.
     
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    McCown said this same exact thing. It is nice when you are in the right scheme. He knows the system is what made it work for him.
     
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    Exactly. And we currently have guys catching the ball that all you have to do is just chuck the ball in the same general zip code they're in - and they go up and make the catch. I don't know if there are many teams that have these kind of go-up-and-get-it receivers and TE's. And Forte is no slouch catching the ball either.
     
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    why in the hell would he?!? its pay- time!!
     
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    Matt Flynn got 9 million guaranteed for a three year deal from Seattle because of one great game against a Lions team that had given up. If there are fewer prospects available, there is no reason McCown should return here. If he can get a stupid team to give him even half of Flynn's money at like 5 million guaranteed on a two year deal, more power to him and he should take that money and run.
     
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    So ..... if he leaves .... is Mirer still in shape ? :p
     
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    There was an UDFA that didn't get a fair chance with Jacksonville. Matt Scott. That dude has a canon for an arm, is widely recognized as a genius, and is pretty much well liked by everyone. I've talked to a lot of my friends, and they agree Matt Scott is pretty awesome.
     
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    I have no doubt that Mier could have done what McCown did, even out of shape. Scott would be a nice steal, not expenensive, better arm, still smart and knows his role. Won't happen though, the team will again put to much money into the backup qb spot.
     
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