Josh McCown (Chicago Bears)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Free agent Josh McCown is reportedly the "leading candidate" to be signed as Caleb Hanie's veteran backup in Chicago.
McCown is expected to be signed by Wednesday, so he can put in a full week of practice. The Bears needed a veteran who was familiar with the offense, and McCown played under OC Mike Martz (as well as DC Rod Marinelli) in Detroit back in 2006. He won't be a threat to Caleb Hanie's starting job.

Bears signed QB Josh McCown, formerly of the 49ers.
The Bears missed out on Kyle Orton when the Chiefs beat them to him in the waivers process. McCown is a fallback option. The 32-year-old former UFL quarterback has been awful on the field throughout his eight-year NFL career, but is familiar with Mike Martz's scheme and can hold a clipboard with the best of 'em. He's probably very little threat to Caleb Hanie's starting job. In terms of the depth chart, McCown figures to compete in practice with rookie Nathan Enderle for the primary backup job.

11/23/2011: Signed a one-year contract.

Nov 23 2011
Claimed off waivers by Chicago (CHI)
Sep 3 2011
Waived by San Francisco (SF)
Aug 17 2011
Signed a 1 year $810k contract with San Francisco (SF)
Aug 3 2010
Signed with the UFL
Joshua Treadwell McCown
No. 15 Chicago Bears
Personal information
Date of birth: July 4, 1979 (age 32)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Sam Houston State
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Debuted in 2002 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Arizona Cardinals (2002–2005)
Detroit Lions (2006)
Oakland Raiders (2007)
Miami Dolphins (2008)*
Carolina Panthers (2008–2009)
Hartford Colonials (2010)
San Francisco 49ers (2011)*
Chicago Bears (2011–present)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
2007 NFL Quarterback Challenge winner
UFL 2010 Offensive Player Of The Week (Week 1)
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