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Bears keep Josh McCown on one-year deal

Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown is sacked by Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams in Minneapolis during the second half of their NFL football game in Minneapolis Reuters

The Chicago Bears announced Wednesday that they have re-signed quarterback Josh McCown to a one-year contract.

Jason Campbell will be Jay Cutler’s new primary backup, but McCown performed well enough down the stretch last season to earn another look. The transaction could spell the end of 2011 fifth-round pick Nate Enderle’s time in Chicago.

McCown, 33 in July, appeared in three games late last year, starting two. He completed 63.6 percent of his passes and threw two touchdown passes. While McCown was intercepted four times, he at least played competitively for most of Week Sixteen against the Packers, and led Chicago to a Week Seventeen win over the Vikings.

If the Bears hold a camp battle for the third-string quarterback job, McCown won’t struggle to beat out Enderle.

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5 Responses to “Bears keep Josh McCown on one-year deal”
  1. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 14, 2012 11:58 AM

    Better than going back to coaching H.S. football.

  2. Cryptkeeper says: Mar 14, 2012 11:59 AM

    The Bears have three veterans on their roster at quarterback?

    Something smells fishy.

  3. rflashj says: Mar 14, 2012 12:00 PM

    So this is what it feels like to have a GM with a plan. I’m basically speechless. I can’t complain about anything.

  4. geezohman says: Mar 14, 2012 12:23 PM

    oppppsss.. my bad) it was a Luke McCown, and i see on the internet Cleveland now is up to 16 starting QBs since 1999.

    Trivia question. What NFL team has the most STARTING QBs since 1999? (is it Cleveland)…

    I joke that the mission statement for the Browns is to sell the most (but different) QB jerseys

  5. deiong says: Mar 14, 2012 7:31 PM

    well its a third string so cant compain, just glad hes not second string

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