With the Jason Campbell experiment over the Bears signed Josh McCown to a one year contract to become the official backup for Jay Cutler. Phil Emery must love the clearance racks at his favorite stores because he seems to be well versed at being able to find bargains and having them sign with the franchise.
McCown didn’t throw a pass last season, but if he had been the immediate replacement after Jay Cutler injured his thumb in 2011 the Bears may have been in the playoffs, but the Bears decided to ride the Caleb Hanie express right out of the playoffs. Let’s not get carried away McCown is a career backup QB with career stats that read 645-1,113 for 6,998 yards 37 TD’s and 44 INT’s.
Another reason the Bears may have decided to go with McCown is his relationship with Cutler.
Bears sign McCown to be Jay Cutler’s friend, er, backup. Good guy to have in locker room. Allows Bears to draft QB in first three rounds.
— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) March 29, 2013
This could be the end of the Emery Bargain Deals, and it really puts a bulls-eye on what the Bears will be targeting early in this years draft.
Are you satisfied with McCown as the backup and do you expect the Bears to draft a quarterback later in the draft?