The all-time leader in passer rating in Bears history (with a minimum of 200 passes thrown) has called it a career:
It has been an honor to journey through this wonderful game as a player for the past 17 years and I’m humbled to have the opportunity to serve the game in a new capacity. via @PlayersTribune https://t.co/NDU9cH2alH pic.twitter.com/FEXMlf40a9
— Josh McCown (@JoshMcCown12) June 17, 2019
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:
Thanks for the memories, #12.