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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Bears rout Jaguars behind two pick-sixes

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs returned interceptions for touchdowns and the Bears used stifling defense to overwhelm the Jaguars 41-3 Sunday.

Bears hope for more positive signs from OLT Webb

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Bears OLT J’Marcus Webb has eased some of the concerns about his play since QB Jay Cutler lit into him vs. the Packers in Week Two.

Cutler back to normal with Bears?

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
The Bears' offense appears to be back in sync, even if the same might not be true of quarterback Jay Cutler and his offensive coordinator.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Bears get past Cowboys with defense, Cutler

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Bears sack Bradford six times, top Rams 23-6

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Bears beat the Rams 23-6 on Sunday.

Bears' confidence in Tice gets early test

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Heading into Week Two, Bears players and head coach Lovie Smith were in lockstep — offensive coordinator Mike Tice was doing a great job.

Guilty plea close for ex-NFL WR Hurd

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR Sam Hurd is moving closer to a deal to plead guilty in the federal drug-distribution case against him, his attorney said.

Cutler says he was wrong to shove Webb

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler acknowledged that he was wrong to shove J'Marcus Webb during the loss at Green Bay, but generally remained defiant on Tuesday.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Bears sign RB Bell in wake of Forte injury

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Bears signed RB Kahlil Bell to a one-year contract on Saturday and waived S Jeremy Jones.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bears offense still streaky

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
David DeChant says Bears fans should expect the offense's, and QB Jay Cutler's, streaky play to continue throughout the season.

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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