Chicago Bears free agent quarterback, Josh McCown has confirmed that he wants to start for an NFL team in 2014.
McCown had five starts for the Bears last season while regular starter, Jay Cutler was out with an injury. In his limited playing time, McCown had 13 touchdowns and just one interception. His stats compared favorably with Cutler's and he had hoped that his performances would present him with a starting opportunity for 2014.
However, Cutler signed a new seven-year contract with the Bears and will almost certainly be the team's starter for the new campaign. In that case, McCown will be looking away from Chicago for starting opportunity and has already spoken to a number of teams according to the quarterback.
Speaking on Mike and Mike, McCown said: “We’ve talked to four teams, there have been good discussions and we’ll take those as they come and evaluate those situations.”
The veteran has had a roller coaster of a career in the past few years. After playing in the Unified Football League for a year with the Hartford Colonials, McCown was signed and released by the San Francisco 49ers and was coaching an high school team when the Chicago Bears came calling in 2011.
McCown stated during the interview that a starting job was high on his priorities this offseason.
“To leave Chicago it will be a situation where I’m looking to compete to start, or to start, and to grow more as a player.”
Only time will tell if McCown can get his dream job this summer.