Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune has a great interview with Bears free agent QB Josh McCown regarding what could transpire this offseason.
McCown made it clear that he would like to re-sign with the Bears in the coming weeks, but he added that he’s “willing to go somewhere else, if that’s how it breaks.”
“It’s hard to want to be anywhere else,” McCown said. “But the balance of that, too, is our reality. This is probably going to be the last time I stand in free agency with this kind of leverage. So there’s an understanding of an opportunity here to gain some more resources both to take care of our family and to do more good with.”
McCown mentioned that his recent success could be atributed to the situation he was in last year and offered credit to Bears HC March Trestman, QB coach Matt Cavanaugh, QB Jay Cutler, and the team’s receivers.
The market for McCown could actually be pretty decent as teams like the Buccaneers, Jets, Raiders and Texans have all been mentioned as speculative options for him this offseason.
Last year, McCown completed 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,829 yards to go along with 13 touchdowns and just a single interception. We have McCown listed as the No. 69 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.