If Bears Are Serious About Making Playoffs, They Have to Stick with McCown

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Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) throws a pass during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

I hate to cause a stir, but after a few weeks of observing, I’m ready to pick a lane on the latest – and unforeseen – Chicago Bears quarterback controversy.  The Bears need to stick with Josh McCown if they’re serious about trying to make the playoffs.

That is in no way reflective of the talent level of McCown compared to Cutler.  You don’t need to be a pro scout to see the differences in the physical abilities, which favor Cutler.  Nor should this be an indication as to what I think the Bears should do in the near term (2014 Franchise Tag) or the long term (long term deal for Cutler) at the quarterback position.  That decision might be made around a conference room table and not necessarily on the gridiron.  This is about riding the hot hand when you have virtually zero margin for error.