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Monday, May 3, 2010
McCown: Bears would be 'comfortable' fit

By Jeff Dickerson and Michael Wright

Josh McCown
Josh McCown has played for four teams in eight NFL seasons, spending the 2009 campaign with the Carolina Panthers.

CHICAGO -- Josh McCown isn't fooling himself about the current situation.

That's why he'd relish an opportunity to join the Bears, who might be looking to add a veteran quarterback well-versed in the scheme of offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who isn't looking to take snaps away from starter Jay Cutler.

"I understand right now there's not anybody beating down my door to be a starter," McCown told ESPNChicago.com. "So understanding that, where do you go to be in a great situation where you are a backup? For me, in Mike Martz's offense and where I'm at in my career, I feel comfortable with [coming to Chicago]. The fact that Jay [Cutler] is there doesn't affect me at all, and probably gets me more excited because you get to work with a guy that talented, and hopefully help the coaches get the best out of him.

"The commitment they have to Jay, there's nothing you can do coming in to get on the field. So for me, my motivation would be to come in and help him be the best he can be, but also get myself ready so if anything happens to Jay, I would be able to help the team win games."

A nine-year veteran, McCown hasn't seen extensive playing time since 2007, when he started nine games for the Oakland Raiders. McCown completed 58.4 percent of his attempts during that nine-game stint, but threw more interceptions (11) than touchdowns (10).

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