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Josh McCown

Josh McCown - #12 - QB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 213 lbs.
Birthday 07/04/1979
Birthplace Jacksonville, TX
College Sam Houston State
Years played 11
Drafted 2002, 3rd round, 16th pick by Cardinals

Bears TE Davis failing to earn more trust as receiver

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Bears TE Kellen Davis' failure to break through this season has not been a surprise to league evaluators.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

Bears 'properly handled' Cutler's concussion

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The NFL said that the Bears "properly handled" QB Jay Cutler’s concussion in Sunday night’s loss to the Texans.

Texans knock out Cutler, top Bears 13-6

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, leading the Texans to a 13-6 victory over the Bears on Sunday night.

Bears QB Cutler leaves with concussion

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler suffered a concussion in Sunday night’s game against the Texans.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears' Tice has something to prove

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Those skeptical of Mike Tice's play-calling acumen are going to get much louder if Tice gets schooled by Wade Phillips in Week 10.

Week 10 handicapping column

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
In his Week 10 handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening says the Bears are a good value vs. the Texans.

Bears CB Tillman says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman tweeted Thursday morning that his daughter is due Monday, and he will be available for Sunday night’s game.

Tillman could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman could miss Sunday night’s game against the Texans if his wife goes into labor.

A Super Bowl preview in Chicago?

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the top 15 story lines heading into Week 10, including a possible Super Bowl preview and a possible elimination game in the NFC East.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andrew Luck, Charles Tillman and Trindon Holliday as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers, Lions surging

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings were the only NFC North team in the loss column in Week Nine as the Bears, Packers and Lions cruised to double-digit wins.

Bears 'D' dominates again in 51-20 win

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher returned an interception for a touchdown and Jay Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall as the Bears routed the Titans 51-20.

Bears 'don't worry' about Jennings, Tillman

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked MLB Brian Urlacher about his trust in the team's starting tandem at corner.

Key matchup: Bears WR Brandon Marshall vs. Titans defensive backs

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
In today’s key matchup, we take a look at the challenge the Titans’ secondary will face Sunday when it lines up across from Bears WR Brandon Marshall.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 29, 2013
The Chicago Bears re-signed McCown, agreeing to a one-year contract Friday.||||||| The 33-year-old McCown finished the last two years with the Bears, joining them each season in November after starter Jay Cutler was injured. In 10 NFL seasons with Arizona, Detroit, Oakland, Carolina and Chicago, he has started 33 of 50 games and completed 645 passes for 6,998 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Posted Nov. 13, 2012
The Bears signed McCown with Jay Cutler's status for this week uncertain.||||||| Cutler sat out the second half of Sunday's loss to Houston with a concussion. Jason Campbell took over and is expected to start Monday at San Francisco if Cutler can't go. But the Bears needed a backup. McCown appeared in three games with Chicago last season and made two starts, completing 35 of 55 passes for 414 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.
Posted Aug. 31, 2012
The Chicago Bears have cut McCown.||||||| McCown was coaching quarterbacks at a North Carolina high school and hadn't taken an NFL snap since 2009 when the Bears signed him last November. Chicago was looking for help because Caleb Hanie struggled after Jay Cutler broke his right thumb, and the veteran wound up appearing in three games and starting two.
Posted March 14, 2012
The Bears agreed to a one-year deal with McCown.||||||| McCown signed with Chicago late last season and appeared in three games, making two starts after Caleb Hanie struggled filling in for Jay Cutler.
Posted Aug. 17, 2011
The San Francisco 49ers have added a veteran to the quarterback competition, signing McCown to a one-year deal for the league minimum of $810,000.||||||| McCown already was on the field throwing passes during Wednesday's practice and wearing No. 9. The 32-year-old was with the United Football League's Hartford Colonials last year. McCown spent eight seasons in the NFL, including the first four with the Arizona Cardinals. He also played for Detroit, Oakland and Carolina.

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