Quarterback Josh McCown #12 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during a game at Soldier Field on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
In this Monday edition of Bears Bites, we have quarterbacks on the brain as Marc Trestman discusses Josh McCown’s new gig, and one beat writer has an idea for the Bears to consider at back-up quarterback.
- We start out with McCown, who signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the free agency period started. McCown (and head coach Lovie Smith) and the Bucs will come to Soldier Field at some point this season, but when they do, Trestman won’t be upset that the quarterback left town. In fact, he’s ecstatic for the veteran that he will finally get a chance to start. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- Speaking of quarterbacks, the Bears could potentially look at former Jets hurler Marc Sanchez, who was released by the team when they signed Michael Vick to a contract. It may be a low-cost, low-risk play for the Bears as they look for a replacement for McCown behind Jay Cutler. [CSN Chicago]
- What can the Bears do to build their defense through the draft? Bob LeGere had some thoughts on the matter on Sunday. [Daily Herald]
- Another Bear could be on his way out of town, as it’s been reported that cornerback Zack Bowman is close to signing with the New York Giants. [ESPN Chicago]
- Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson could be on the trading block for the Eagles after they re-signed Riley Cooper, but the team may end up having to cut him if they can’t find a trade offer that suits their needs. [Shutdown Corner]
- Finally, the NFL Owner’s Meeting is this week, and one of the items on the docket will be a discussion about either eliminating the extra point kick after touchdowns, or potentially modifying it. [Chicago Tribune]