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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 sign QB McCown

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Bears brought back QB Josh McCown on Tuesday and waived TE Brody Eldridge.

Bears cut QB McCown

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 6:19 p.m. ET
The Bears cut No. 3 QB Josh McCown on Friday, his agent, Mike McCartney said.

Fantasy spin: the C teamers

Posted March 18, 2012 @ 4:08 a.m. ET
There has been plenty of depth signed this offseason at the skill positions, but for newbies, there are always players who have little or no fantasy relevance.

Bears re-sign QB McCown

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
The Bears have signed their second quarterback in as many days, re-signing QB Josh McCown.

Bears players of the week: Week 17

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 17 win over the Vikings.

Bears-Vikings prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 2:20 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Vikings.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup as the Vikings and Bears get set to close their regular seasons off Sunday in Minnesota.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 8:44 a.m. ET
Hub Arkush says the Bears have too many glaring needs elsewhere to spend time looking for Brian Urlacher's heir apparent in the 2012 draft.

Bears stock report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 8:31 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week 16 loss to the Packers.

Del Pilar's Digest: Fantasyland QB report

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
William Del Pilar takes a look at the stat lines for quarterbacks, like Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Tom Brady. What does it mean for fantasy owners heading into Week 17?

Bears players of the week: Week 16

Posted Dec. 26, 2011 @ 2:12 p.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defense and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 16 loss to the Packers.

Bears-Packers prediction

Posted Dec. 25, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Packers.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
The Packers' defensive backs shouldn't have a problem keeping the Bears' receivers from picking up yards in big chunks Sunday.

McCown to start for Bears Sunday night

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Tuesday that QB Josh McCown will start Sunday vs. the Packers.

Bears need to find out what they have in Enderle

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The Bears should get rookie QB Nathan Enderle some playing time sooner rather than later.

Bears agree to terms with QB McCown

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Wednesday that they agreed to terms with QB Josh McCown on a one-year deal.

49ers thin at QB after cuts

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m. ET
The 49ers announced their cuts on Saturday, with the most noteworthy player let go being No. 3 QB Josh McCown. 

49ers add QB depth, sign McCown

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
The 49ers are no longer in the market for a third-string quarterback after reaching an agreement on Wednesday with QB Josh McCown.

Bears add QB Gutierrez, DB Webster

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
With QB Caleb Hanie out with an injury, the Bears needed a backup and signed QB Matt Gutierrez Wednesday, along with DB Aaron Webster.

Bears struggling to find backup QB

Posted Aug. 17, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
In an effort to replace injured backup QB Caleb Hanie this preseason, the Bears have struck out in their attempts to sign four different veteran quarterbacks.


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.