Originally written on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 12/20/11

TEMPE, AZ - DECEMBER 12: Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Arizona Cardinals rows a pass agaisnt the San Francisco 49ers on December 12, 2004 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The 49ers won in overtime 31-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
During Sunday's abysmal loss to the Seahawks, the thought surely crossed your mind: "Why not put in Josh McCown? Could he do worse than Caleb Hanie?" He was put in the game, and threw two passes. One was completed; the other was intercepted. Now, McCown will reportedly have another shot at getting in the game. According to ESPN Chicago, the starting quarterback's job is up for competition. Since McCown's arrival in Chicago, McCown's position has been only as a back-up. He saw few first-team reps, and was there just in case lightning struck twice and the Bears lost another quarterback. But with Caleb Hanie throwing nine interceptions and averaging 102 yards per game, the Bears are open to a change. They will decide on the starter based on practice this week. Before Sunday, McCown's last pass thrown in a regular season game was thrown in September of 2009. If he were still capable of high-level play, he would have been on a roster. However, facing the 13-1 Packers, Chicag...
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