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.
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.
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.
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.
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.