Josh McCown Should Be Chicago Bears’ Starting Quarterback

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The Chicago Bears lit up the scoreboard again last night as they won a lopsided affair 45-24 over the suddenly hapless Dallas Cowboys. Josh McCown played a huge role in the rout. He was cerebral even on a frigid night in Chicago.

His favorite target was Alshon Jeffery, who had a few circus grabs, including one that may have been the touchdown catch of the season. It was also a picture-perfect throw from McCown into the corner of the end zone. McCown has been brilliant since taking over for an injured Jay Cutler.

He has 13 touchdowns to just one interception and a quarterback rating well over 100 — the highest QBR in the league since taking over as the starter. How can you possibly bench this guy?

When you compare the numbers this season between the two quarterbacks, there simply is no comparison. McCown blows Cutler away in almost every category. He also seems to be the perfect fit for head coach Marc Trestman‘s offense as a quick decision-maker who moves well in the pocket and limits mistakes.

The Bears are fighting for their playoff lives and pretty much need to win out to have any realistic hopes of making the playoffs. Right now, McCown gives them by far and away the best chance to win.

They need to ride the hot hand. The Bears’ offense looked scary last night with their variety of weapons that include a physically-imposing Jeffery, a stud on the other side in Brandon Marshall and a multi-talented back in Matt Forte. If the Bears hope to play football in January, they must stick with McCown.


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