34-Year-Old Quarterback – Chicago Bears
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
After filling in reliably for Jay Cutler in two starts in 2011, McCown never got off the bench in 2012 as the third quarterback but will re-assume top backup duties with the departure of Jason Campbel...
Josh McCown Contract Information:
Signed a one-year deal with the Bears in March of 2013.
McCown will start Monday's game against the Cowboys.
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Josh McCown: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Coach Marc Trestman said Monday that Jay Cutler remains week-to-week, which suggests that McCown could hold on to the starting assignment beyond Week 12. McCown, who will be making his second straight start Sunday, has compiled a 100.0 passer rating in four appearances to date this season, to go along with a 5:0 TD:INT ratio.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)It was a solid outing for McCown, given the rainy and windy conditions that plagued the Chicago area all afternoon. McCown has performed well this season when Jay Cutler (ankle) hasn't been able to play, and the Bears receivers have not dropped off. There hasn't been a specific timetable provided for Cutler's return, but his injury is believed to be a high ankle sprain, which usually takes a couple of weeks to heal. Check back on Cutler's status, but there's probably a good chance that McCown makes at least one more start.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)McCown entered the game on the Bears' last drive, with head coach Marc Trestman deciding that starting quarterback Jay Cutler (groin), who injured his ankle in the second quarter, wouldn't be able to run down the field during the two-minute drill. The gamble almost paid off, as McCown led the Bears down the field and threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall with 40 seconds left. That score brought the Bears to within two, but the two-point conversion attempt failed, leaving the Lions with a two-point win. Cutler was clearly not happy with the decision, as he played most of the game with the injury. It's unclear if it will keep him out at all, but if it does, McCown will be back under center in Week 11 against the Ravens.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
McCown will be the third string quarterback behind Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell in 2012.
Capable backup quarterback, who could definitely have some value if anything happens to starter Jake Delhomme in 2009.
New offensive coordinator Dan Henning orchestrated some big-time passing attacks for both the Jets and Panthers. And head coach Tony Sparano had a big hand in the Cowboys offensive success, which was predicated on an explosive passing game. But this QB crop is weak. Henne is going to be given a chance to start in order to speed up his development in what's likely to be a wasted year. He's the proverbial "Box of Chocolates" long term; but he has virtually no chance of being a productive fantasy passer in 2008. So only keeper-league players need apply. The new Miami regime obviously turned the page on Beck, so why shouldn't we? McCown did some good things for the Raiders last year, and stranger things have happened than him becoming a useful player on a team that's probably going to take a hit on defense and lose a lot of games (and thus throw more often). He's shown enough to deserve a season- long shot somewhere as a starter, but the Dolphins seem emotionally invested in Henne as their QB of the future. But if someone in the NFL this year is going to pull a Derek Anderson, our money is on McCown.
The journeyman may get some starts while the team preps prized rookie QB JaMarcus Russell. Head coach Lane Kiffin has been extremely impressed with McCown's attitude and work ethic.
There are major questions about who will be at the helm of the Mike Martz-led attack heading into training camp. Martzís presence is a big consideration when you take the Lions QB. But make sure your expectation is Martz Lite, as former defensive coordinator and current head coach Rod Marinelli will surely rein him in somewhat. This could be very good for the Lionsí QB, as it will help keep him in one piece. But there is no denying Martzís offensive genius and ability to develop QBs. Add Detroitís exciting receivers, especially the potentially dynamic Roy Williams, and a nice back in Kevin Jones to the offensive mix, and you have the makings of an explosive attack. Who will take the helm? McCown had an 82 rating last year close/late (41 attempts). He didnít display great arm-strength, and his accuracy is similar to Kitnaís, with 16.7 percent poor throws (15.7 percent in í04). McCown could make some plays with his legs, as he had 139 rushing yards last year despite starting only six games. So, 250 yards and a few TDs is a decent rushing projection if he were to land the job. If youíre looking for a tiebreaker among the QBs, their respective Wonderlic results might hold the answer. Martz is very big on the test, having recently assembled the NFLís highest-scoring Wonderlic squad in St. Louis. McCown scored 30 on the intelligence test, which is very good. At the very least, if Kitna gets the job, any owner would be wise to grab McCown as an end-game pocket pick.
Coach Dennis Green named Kurt Warner the starting quarterback in May, but if the injury-prone Warner were to go down, McCown would get another shot, this time with a healthy Anquan Boldin (provided he ends his holdout) and a more experienced Larry Fitzgerald. McCown, is a good athlete with good arm strength and surprising speed, but he needs to get rid of the ball quicker and improve his decision-making.
The Cardinalsí QB wasn't awful last year and will produce some points with his legs. And he has a QB-friendly coach in Dennis Green and two outstanding possession receivers in Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald. But Green wants to win right away and may not be patient should McCown experience a sophomore slump. McCown wasn't bad in terms of accuracy last year (15.7 percent poor throws), though he was late on too many passes (nine percent of his passes were defensed).