McCown doesn't plan to retire

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    I agree with what you're saying. I wouldn't expect anyone to pass up millions of dollars if a big payday comes their way. I'm just thinking the new team may not have the resources to allow him to play at the same level he did here in Chicago. But hey, take the money and run. You gotta take care of your family, and this may be his one big shot at a decent payday.
     
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    Exactly. Why Emery didn't try to pick him up is beyond me.
     
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    I don't expect him to pass up his one chance at a big contract either. I'm just not convinced anyone is going to give him one.

    The comparison to Flynn is not appropriate. Matt Flynn was much younger and his limited body of work was impressive. Seattle thought he would be their franchise QB and paid him accordingly. I can't imagine ANY team will look at a 35 year old who has failed in several previous destinations as someone to give starter money to. He has a nice run and did what a backup is supposed to do. He deserves backup money. Which is $2M a year. And I think the Bears will pay him that.
     
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    How do you figure this Scott guy wasn't allowed a fair shot in Jax? He was a UDFA rookie in 2013, and he's still on their practice squad. To sweeten the pot, his old college coach is the QB coach there. If anything, his best shot is with the Jaguars.
     
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    I hope you're right, and I'm not claiming that I have a clue as to what will happen. But there have been a number of articles saying Josh is going to get some nice offers. These could all be people who don't know any more than we do, so who knows what will happen. NFL Insider reported they thought he'd get at least what Orton got to be the backup in Dallas ($10.5 million dollars with a $5 million dollar guarantee). Keep in mind that there are a number of crazy GM's out there that do crazy things with money. I don't expect the Bears to overpay the position for a backup. They can't. The money is going to be tight, considering the many holes we have coming up with the roster.

    Ric and MP think the re-signing will happen, and they seem to be pretty knowledgeable about this stuff.....so maybe I'm worried over nothing. I hope so anyway :-)

    Here's the NFL Insider blurb. If you google McCown you'll find a number of rumors regarding McCown. That doesn't make them believable though.

     
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    Bulger got 4 million dollars as a one year backup QB. If somone is looking for a QB that can start for a year maybe two and is willing to mentor their up and coming rookie, yeah, there will be teams who are willing to pay more for their vet backup than you think because they are paying their rookie QB under the rookie cap.
     
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    1, it as Jacksonville 2, I know a lot of people that have paid attention to Matt Scott over the years, and they all say he is pretty badass
     
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    I cant imagine any team is going to pay Mc pseudo-starter money (I.e., "Flynn" money). That would be exceedingly dumb especially in a flat-ish cap environment. The going rate for "upper echelon" vet backups is about $3-4m/yr. But Mc will be 35yo and was not considered anything more than vet-minimum quality until this year so I think he ends up getting $2-3 million.
     
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    Yes, it's Jacksonville. What about his time there makes you think he didn't get a chance? I'm not being a jerk, I don't know anything about this kid. Did he not play in preseason or something? Did the coaches ask to borrow Lovie's doghouse for 2013 and throw Scott in it?

    To me, his college coach is there, and his college coach being there is probably who brought him in. They haven't cut him. If it were me, until the team makes a decision to part ways with me, I'd stay where I have friends and coaches on my side.
     
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    Because he made vet minimum this year should have no bearing on how much he makes in 2014.

    Based on McCown's demeanor, lack of injuries, and success in our scheme, I'd call him one of the top backup QB prospects of 2014. No ego to manage, no off the field crap to worry about.

    Let's say he lands a two year deal at the top of your salary range of 3 million a year. That's still more than what we will be looking to spend with Cutler's cap number this year. Because of that deal, I'd say we are at the bottom feeder level of #2 QB salarywise. And I think McCown get just a shade more than that if his agent is good.
     
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