We break down All-22 coaches film of Chicago's new starting quarterback Josh McCown to see what he…
Next Man Up: Josh McCown
When Jay Cutler broke his finger in 2011, the Chicago Bears crumbled. The club was 7-3 at the time but, under the direction of Caleb Hanie, lost its next five in a row and tumbled out of the playoffs. The lesson learned with Hanie, who had zero NFL starts heading into 2011, was that you must have an experienced backup QB on your roster. It's the reason the club wasted $3.5 million on Jason Campbell last season, to secure a veteran who won't be wide-eyed and clueless if thrust into action. With that in mind, Chicago secured the services of 11-year veteran Josh McCown in Week 11 last season. Marc Trestman liked what he saw out of McCown during the offseason this year and named him the club's 2013 backup quarterback. In a perfect world, McCown would have never played this season. Yet the groin tear Cutler suffered last week has once again placed McCown in the driver's seat. For at least the next month, he'll have the keys to the car. "It's an uphill battle," McCown admitted this...
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