Josh McCown may not retire after all
Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown may not hang up the jersey yet, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
"Bears free-agent-to-be QB Josh McCown, who some thought could retire this offseason, has no intention to retire now," @AdamSchefter said via Twitter. "Wants to keep playing."
McCown, 34, hinted at retirement earlier in the season to the Chicago Sun-Times, citing a strong commitment to his family. However, following a career year for the 11-year veteran, McCown may have realized he has plenty of gas left in the tank.
McCown played eight game for the Bears in teammate Jay Cutler's absence, completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,829 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also posted a 109 rating and was named the Offensive Player of the Week for Week 14.
The Bears would love to have McCown's assistance in the future; although franchise signal-caller Cutler was locked up last month in a seven-year contract, the veteran quarterback could add depth and fill the potential void should Cutler miss significant time again. In his eight-year career, Cutler has played a full 16 games in only three of those seasons.
Some general managers believe McCown could receive offers worth $3-$5 million per year following his 2013 success.