McCown hints he will stay in Chicago, even if offered starting job elsewhere.

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    I hope he's back, and at a reasonable price. With all of the holes we have on the team, this would be one less thing to worry about this year. Also, with all of the changes on the team, there's something to be said for stability on offense. Just let the guys there take another step improving the existing group. With the complete mess and rebuilding year on defense, stability on O is a good thing.

     
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    Awesome!!

    JABF- What is a reasonable contract for him?
     
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    McCown is smart enough to know that his success was system related. Think about it, years in the NFL, some starting and he was twice as successful here as at any other time.
     
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    twice? literally he was 100% better then he'd ever been. I don't know that it's scheme related as much as it's talent related, there is so much talent on the O right now a blind monkey could have success.
     
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    My statement wasn't based upon looking up statistics, rather actual team success. And I'd argue that it was scheme related, considering he played in 2012 for us (Lovie) and was horrid. I spent the whole preseason calling for Blanchard to make the team over him. He sucked. Then there was Trestman/Kromer.
     
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    BS, me too I'd still take Blanchard over him, but to be fair Lovie didn't have this kind of talent around him. Hester was still a WR on Lovie's team, the OL was brutal(still) the TE was awfull, and Jeffery was a rookie who spent a lot of time hurt.

    This year the Ol was MUCH better, the TE was actually usefull, and AJ emerged as potentially the best WR on the team and Hester was never on the field as a WR. I think that had MUCH more to do w/it then any actual scheme; although scheme helped w/out question.
     
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    You say tomato I say tomato. So be it. What matters is that he knows that last year was an extreme high for his career and the conditions that lead to that can only be found here.
     
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    A mixture of both. I think McCown realizes that his success has more to do with everyone else around him, than it does with him in particular. He is smart enough to know that if he lands somewhere else as a starter (and any team in search of a starting QB basically means their Offense is garbage to begin with), he probably wont live up to his starter money.

    The smart move is to stay in a system with weapons, a system he is familiar with, even if that means he stays as a backup. He knows the city and fans are behind him, and that Jay has only had one full season completed under his belt since the Bears acquired him.
     
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    I'm probably the worst person to ask this, but I was thinking no more than $2 million.
     

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