McCown wants to be a starter, so probably won't be re-signing with Bears

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    I said the same thing WNML. If a team like Hou or KC or AZ one of those teams w/some solid talent also were willing to pay him, not the dregs like Jax/Cle, then there was no way he would want to pass it up.
     
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    Yes, we all know that you have been a champion of McCown and his ability to start in the NFL :).
     
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    Nope, I still think the team that signs him will regret it. But I believed a team would want him and I did believe he would get a shot outside of Chicago; plenty of teams are dumb; a full 3rd of them actually if not more.
     
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    I've been saying he is gone from this roster since before the season ended, but he will be good for whatever team gets him if they have the right mindset. If Houston signs him thinking he's their starter, then they are at risk of failure or at least without a long term plan. If they sign him and take a QB in the 2nd or third round this year to develop and possibly start behind McCown, then that is the idea I have been touting since December.

    He's a good player, Ric, and good for team chemistry wherever he goes. This isn't a waste of space like Charlie Whitehurst is.
     
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    Palmer signing is a good indicator McCown won't be back. I wish him luck, but I believe he will struggle elsewhere.
     
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    WNML, well we'll agree to disagree there, I agree/d that other teams were going to want him, and not just the dregs that were desperate. But his career says he's not a good player, that he's a below average player and the past year was an exception to what he has always done. And while I never believed that HE believed it was Trestaman and the weapons...it WAS Trestman and the Weapons. He's going to flop hard wherever he goes, but he deserves his shot to go out and complete for a starting job and make any money any team is willing to go.
     
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    He's a good player in the right system with talent surrounding him. Nothing about his career suggests otherwise. He'll be a great locker room guy though, and would help groom whatever young qb comes in.
     
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    This does explain the Palmer signing though, I would guess that a 4th-6th rounder is brought in to be "groomed".
     
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    I agree with Ric on this. I don't blame McCown one bit for wanting to take full advantage of his last shot to A) start/compete to start and B) earn as much as he can. But I also doubt he will replicate his success last year somewhere else or end up being "a good buy" for whatever team pays him Cassel-money (that's the market we are talking here, ~$5m/yr for a stopgap quasi-starter QB). Ric calls it dumb, guess I call it desperate. You're hopeless in the NFL without a plausible QB so teams that are without one often take desperate measures.

    For instance, Houston has Schaub who's a proven fail and Yates/Keenum who suck. There's no Luck in this draft who's worth wasting a #1 pick on over Clowney. So.....there ya go. Josh may be their man they're willing to throw some money at while they develop a 2nd or 3rd round pick rookie.

    On the other hand, Ric, there's an article on NFL.com today reporting a recent interview of McCown. In it he explicitly talks about "money not being the only thing in free agency" and how much he recognizes the role coaching/cast had in his performance last season. Call it BS if you want but I do think he's genuinely conflicted and simply can't pass up the $$ coming his way in the wake of the recent Cassel signing.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000332348/article/josh-mccown-free-agency-about-more-than-money
     
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    MP, I think he's a genually good guy and ya it's mostly BS, just like the idea of wanting to stay in Chicago. Much Like Michael Bennett wanted to stay in Sea; well of course you want to stay where you are; until you find out that you can go elsewhere and make more money.
     
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