- The Josh McCown bandwagon is getting crowded– great seats are still available but they’re going fast. The 11-year journeyman furthered his case to remain the Bears’ starter last night with a 27-36, 348 passing yard performance. He threw four touchdowns, and despite a couple of questionable near-interceptions, McCown took care of the football. He even rushed for a score– dude has some UPs.
- McCown has 13 touchdowns against just 1 pick this year, and has amassed a 109.8 passer rating in his seven appearances. He’s started every game since November 10, and the Bears currently stand at 7-6, tied for first in the NFC North.
- Best case scenario: McCown leads the Bears to the NFC North title. They might even win a home playoff game. During the offseason, the McCown-Cutler debate finally breaks, as the Bears release Cutler and sign McCown to a multi-year deal, and install him as the permanent starter. The Jets fire Rex Ryan and give up on the Geno Smith project after just one season. They sign Cutler, and hand him the job, ensuring that the Jets will never be a threat to the Patriots again in the foreseeable future.