The Greatest Backup QB in Bears History Announced His Retirement

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The Greatest Backup QB in Bears History Announced His Retirement

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The all-time leader in passer rating in Bears history (with a minimum of 200 passes thrown) has called it a career:

Josh McCown made stops with the Cardinals, Panthers, Browns, Jets, Raiders, and Buccaneers, but was at his best during his three years with the Bears. From 2011-13, McCown completed 65.9 percent of his passes, threw for 2,243 yards, came up with 15 touchdowns (and just 5 interceptions), while position ga 101.0 passer rating in 11 games. He is mostly remembered for his 2013 season in Marc Trestman’s offense, in which he completed 66.5 percent of his passes, threw for 1,829 yards, 13 touchdowns, and just 1 interception in 8 games (5 starts). I’d love to sign up for those numbers from the starter if I can.

Ahhhh, memories. Let’s enjoy some highlights:

Do you remember the McCown-Cutler debates? They were real, though not so spectacular:

McCown isn’t going to drift off into the sunset. ESPN announced he is joining the network as an NFL analyst. The transition from player to analyst isn’t easy, but I’m holding out hope that McCown’s experience as a high school coach will allow him to be properly analytical when breaking down the game. I’ll be curious to hear how McCown breaks down the quarterback position, especially when it comes to the Bears.

This image will stick with me forever:

(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Thanks for the memories, #12.


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Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.