Originally posted on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 12/20/11
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, Chicago has
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bucks fire coach Jason Kidd

Report: Kawhi Leonard’s injury rehab causing strained relationship with Spurs

A.J. Bouye throws Jaguars coaching staff under the bus

Keenum not committed to re-signing with Vikings in 2018

Report: Steelers won't do long-term deal with Le'Veon Bell until after using franchise tag

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

X-rays come back negative on Nick Foles' ribs

Redskins to franchise tag Kirk Cousins for third straight year?

Garoppolo getting nice payday from Patriots’ playoff run

Rockets’ Gerald Green blames media for his suspension

Terrell Owens defends Dak Prescott, rips Jason Garrett

Matt Patricia thanks Tom Brady 'for getting me the Detroit job'

The 'More things change...' quiz

Position-by-position breakdown of Super Bowl LII teams

How the New England Patriots arrived at Super Bowl LII

Behind the scenes: History of the Super Bowl in pictures

Oldest players to ever be on Super Bowl rosters

Players with the most Super Bowl appearances

Top takeaways from NFL Championship Sunday

Six incredible stats from the Belichick/Brady era in Boston

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

Bears News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Position-by-position breakdown of Super Bowl LII teams

Oldest players to ever be on Super Bowl rosters

The 'More things change...' quiz

How the New England Patriots arrived at Super Bowl LII

Players with the most Super Bowl appearances

Behind the scenes: History of the Super Bowl in pictures

Sports & Politics Intersect: Nassar's victims put USA Gymnastics, MSU on trial

Top 25 times franchise players have changed scenes in MLB

The 'One of these things is not like the other' quiz

The best college hoops games to watch down the stretch

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker