Bucs coach Lovie Smith says Josh McCown will remain his starter assuming he's healthy
#Bucs QB Josh McCown has an MRI this morning to figure out the damages to his thumb. Belief is it’s sprained, per source.
Tampa Tribune "Something had finally clicked. That was the Buccaneers' assessment. They even had the data to prove it. It was right there in the NFL record book, where Josh McCown's one interception in 224 pass attempts last season left him with a 0.4 interception percentage that ranks second all-time. Who..." September 18
JoeBucsFan.com "Don’t think starting quarterback Josh McCown is the pulse and absolute leader of the Buccaneers? Well, you Mike Glennon Mobsters (and you know who you are) might want to hear these words of a Tampa Bay linebacker. Plugging his New Jersey life skills and football youth camp recently on..." June 27
Bucs' Lovie Smith, asked if Josh McCown is his quarterback: "Yes, he is."
Pewter Report "Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith added the veteran quarterback to the mix at the position that he wanted when Tampa Bay signed Josh McCown to a two-year contract. McCown will compete with Mike Glennon, who started the final 13 games of his rookie season in 2013, for the starting job in Tampa Bay..." March 12
CBSSports.com "With free agency officially opening Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, not many observers expect there to be much movement on what appears to be a weak quarterback class. Aside from Michael Vick, there aren't really any names on that list that would cause a team to throw open its pocketbook (and maybe not even..." March 10
NFL.com "Josh McCown acknowledged last week that he doesn't "want to be anywhere else" than Chicago, but his return to the Bears is far from a given. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Thursday on "NFL Total Access" that it "seems unlikely" that the backup quarterback will re-sign with the team on the..." March 07
Pro Football Talk "Josh McCown played quarterback in a lot of places over the course of his career before he landed in Chicago, but he never had more success than he did with the Bears last season. McCown said he isn’t sure why everything came together after Jay Cutler was injured last season, but his 13..." March 02
NFL.com "The Bears are locked in with Jay Cutler as their franchise quarterback, but Chicago's general manager said Thursday that the team wouldn't be opposed to drafting a rookie signal-caller if backup Josh McCown signs with another team. "We're open to drafting any position that would help us," Emery..." February 20
Chicago Tribune "The Bears secured a big piece of their quarterback puzzle earlier this month when they re-signed Jay Cutler to a deal that could keep him in Chicago through the 2020 season and pay him as much as $128 million when all is said and done. But there’s still more to be done on the quarterback front...." January 28
Bears free-agent-to-be QB Josh McCown, who some thought could retire this off-season, has no intention to retire now. Wants to keep playing.
Chicago Sun-Times "The topic of backup quarterback Josh McCown elicited the type of smile from starter Jay Cutler that only good friends can muster for each other. It was pleasant, a bit mischievous and sincere. ‘‘I’d like to see him come back,’’ Cutler said. And Cutler getting a seven-year deal from the Bears..." January 05
Emery says #Bears still want to re-sign Josh McCown. That has not changed.
Chicago Sun-Times "Josh McCown loves Christmas. The Bears quarterback listens to Christmas music to and from Halas Hall. His house is decorated, and the family put up the Christmas tree weeks ago. But coming and going from his Winnetka home the last few weeks has been torturous. The Christmas lights can..." December 25
Chicago Sun-Times "On their most dramatic night of the season, the Bears had a game without any. In the coldest temperature, the Bears didn’t sweat one out. And on an evening where a victory would tie the Lions for first place in the NFC North, the Bears finally had an easy win, steamrolling past the..." December 10
Chicago Sun-Times "Is it the quarterback or the offense? Bears coach Marc Trestman has neither the time nor the ego to take a bow. ‘‘I would never put it on the system,’’ he said. ‘‘I would put it more on the work ethic of the player, his focus on doing his job well. [Josh McCown is] detail-oriented, just like..." November 20
Trestman: "Jay is the QB of our football team and Josh is our backup quarterback. The three of us all know that. That hasn’t changed."
Chicago Tribune "The Bears are having no difficulty ignoring any outside chatter about whether Josh McCown should replace Jay Cutler as the first-string quarterback. "We know who our starting quarterback is," center Roberto Garza said Monday on the heels of McCown's second straight victory as a replacement for..." November 18
Chicago Tribune "Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown will start Sunday's road game against the St. Louis Rams because first-stringer Jay Cutler remains out with a sprained left ankle, coach Marc Trestman said Monday. McCown is 2-0 as a starter this season, defeating the Packers on Nov. 4 and the Ravens on..." November 18
Chicago Sun-Times "Jay Cutler probably doesn’t need to be reminded of his good fortune now that coach Marc Trestman, a quarterback guru, is at the helm, but ex-Raiders QB Rich Gannon — a former top student at the school of Trestman — will do it anyway. “The big thing for Jay Cutler is just realizing that you have..." May 24