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McCown may not play anywhere next season

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07:47 AM ET 12.26 | Josh McCown loves Christmas, and he was doing his best leading into the holiday to make his house feel right, with little success. That's because his wife, Natalie, and their four children -- two daughters, ages 15 and 6, and two sons, 10 and 9 -- aren't present. They come and go from their home in North Carolina. ... [Said McCown:] "But it's something everybody [in my family] talks about, including my daughter, my oldest, especially, just sitting with her, 'Is all this OK? Are you cool with this?' So she's been great with it all. But for me, I know that there is a time coming where it's going to get harder and harder. I kind of have a thought process in my mind of: I don't know if I want to do this and let her get out of my house having done this the last four years where we live apart."

Chicago Sun-Times

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December 26, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Ploy for a......^rai$e^.....?

December 26, 2013  08:44 AM ET

umm,.....working at WAL-MART [back in Mayberry] ain't gonna pay for 4-college tuitions,......I'm sure the wife-n-kidz = WILL understand.

December 26, 2013  09:14 AM ET

McCown won't have a shinier season than this one. He wants to go out on top.

December 26, 2013  09:19 AM ET

He has a chance for a prime pay day for 2 years at least. He won't give that up.

December 26, 2013  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He has a chance for a prime pay day for 2 years at least. He won't give that up.

With a good O-line protecting him, he could probably do two more years without too much trouble.

December 26, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ploy to get rid of Cutler?

Getting rid of Cutler is one thing. Getting rid of Cutler and being able to resign McCown is another; McCown's contract is set up where he has to be able to hit the open market before the Bears can even talk to him about a new deal.

December 26, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Ploy for a......^rai$e^.....?

Leverage that the Bears are going to use to try and talk Cutler down?

December 26, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Leverage that the Bears are going to use to try and talk Cutler down?

Agreed

December 26, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Getting rid of Cutler is one thing. Getting rid of Cutler and being able to resign McCown is another; McCown's contract is set up where he has to be able to hit the open market before the Bears can even talk to him about a new deal.

It will be interesting to see how this all shakes out.

December 26, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Only 34 years old, just got paid $840,00 for this years work and is considering turning down a couple of million? He may want to look at the pay scale for substitute teachers.

December 26, 2013  10:27 AM ET

Dear Josh, don't forget who and what you are. Even with this magical season with 13 TDs and 1 Interception, you are a career 50 TD 45 Int. guy who had been cast aside bey every team out there. Cash in your lottery ticket for petes sake. When opportunity knocks, answer the door. Teams have short memories and seem to forget why you were on the street to begin with.

December 26, 2013  11:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ploy to get rid of Cutler?

I wouldn't shed any tears if that happened.

December 26, 2013  11:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Getting rid of Cutler is one thing. Getting rid of Cutler and being able to resign McCown is another; McCown's contract is set up where he has to be able to hit the open market before the Bears can even talk to him about a new deal.

Where there is a will there is a way. I think they've done plenty of talking already. And, they both know what they want by now.

December 26, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I wouldn't shed any tears if that happened.

Nether would I.

December 26, 2013  11:39 AM ET

Ever hear of Mayflower moving ?

December 26, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Only 34 years old, just got paid $840,00 for this years work and is considering turning down a couple of million? He may want to look at the pay scale for substitute teachers.

The title makes it sound like he may not play next season but then he expects some team to sign him in 2015.

McCown, if you quit football this year there is no coming back.

December 26, 2013  11:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He has a chance for a prime pay day for 2 years at least. He won't give that up.

Abso-freaking-lutely

December 26, 2013  12:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Only 34 years old, just got paid $840,00 for this years work and is considering turning down a couple of million? He may want to look at the pay scale for substitute teachers.

lol,......and dallas has a $3.3-million/yr./backup that's been toweling-off tony's (b/a/l/l/z) for a couple-yrs.,....??

 
December 26, 2013  01:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Only 34 years old, just got paid $840,00 for this years work and is considering turning down a couple of million? He may want to look at the pay scale for substitute teachers.

For a second there I thought I was reading another one of those "make-money-working-from-your-computer-at-home" ads. I almost pressed the 'REPORT ABUSE' tag. :-)

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