Can Bears QB Josh McCown keep the offense afloat until Jay Cutler returns from injury? History isn't…
Tales from the Tape: Josh McCown
Earlier today, we broke down the pros and cons of Josh McCown, who will start at quarterback for the Chicago Bears for at least the next month. The conclusion: while McCown is just a backup, he's in a good position to keep the offense afloat while Jay Cutler recovers from a torn groin. On paper, McCown has all the tools at his disposal to be successful in Marc Trestman's offense. But don't take my word for it. Let's go to the game film from last week to break down McCown's potential as the field general for Chicago's offense. PLAY I On 3rd down and 3, the Bears line up in a three-receiver set with TE Martellus Bennett at H-back right. Bennett will clear to the flat, while receivers Alshon Jeffery (bottom), Earl Bennett and Brandon Marshall will run five-yard curl routes. All four receivers are covered on this play. McCown sees his receivers blanketed by the...
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