Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown (12) gestures at the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Should the Houston Texans be interested in Josh McCown?


Jeff Dickerson of ESPN wrote Monday in an article on ESPN Chicago about how the Houston Texans are one of four teams interested in Chicago Bears free agent quarterback Josh McCown.

The article quoted the following as said by McCown:

“We’ve talked to four teams. There have been good discussions. We’ll take those as they come and evaluate those situations.”

The four teams reported to have spoken with McCown were the Texans, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bears.

McCown (a native of Jacksonville, Texas) also said he wants to be a starter or compete for the starting job if he leaves Chicago.

In eight games played last year, McCown, in place of injured Jay Cutler, was 149-of-224 for 1,829 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception in what was his 12th season in the NFL.

McCown, who played at Sam Houston State, completed 66.5 percent of his passes with a 109.0 rating.

If you remember how well McCown played last season, he did a very good job for the Bears as their backup. What draws my interest of McCown is he could be a nice filler for a year or two while the Texans groom their next franchise QB, whether that be Case Keenum or another QB in the draft.

It is an interesting concept to see if McCown would be a good fit for the Texans and new head coach Bill O’Brien. Again, I don’t have a problem with the Texans talking with McCown. He could be a nice quick fix to the QB problem, but long term, I don’t see it working out well.

If he is signed for a year or two, that would work, but any longer than that and the Texans aren’t grooming a QB in that span … well, that would be a mistake in my book.

What are your thoughts on McCown?

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Tags: Bill O'Brien Case Keenum Josh McCown Texans

  • Guest

    Your kidding right? Keenum is a much better QB that just needs a team around him! Keenum had the best 3 Starts Stats wise EVER for an NFL QB! YES EVER!!! Do I need to say more…Keenum came in to Kansas City the weak after break the loudest stadium ever and KC have the best D in the league at that time! Keenum’s first start and lost by 1 Point…Kicker did missed a kick or two in that game, but lets not point fingers here…It takes more than one man to make a team! Matt Schaub got murdered behind that O line and we all know Schaub is able to put up some BIG #’s! Keenum @ Half time against the Colts was 24-3 then in the 3rd Texans pulled Keenum running Gary Kubiak broken system! Get Keenum an O line and some down field threats just go to youtube type in Case Keenum get some popcorn and stay away! Check out the 9 TDs in one game he threw…Who does that??? Oh yea Case Keenum…He has Every Record you would ever want as a QB in College Rediclas Stats!

  • hexor

    Your kidding right? Keenum is a much better QB that just needs a team around him! Keenum had the best 3 Starts Stats wise EVER for an NFL QB! YES EVER!!! Do I need to say more…Keenum came in to Kansas City the weak after KC BROKE the Loudest Stadium EVER and KC had the best D in the league at that time! Keenum’s had never even dressed for an NFL game and this was his first start and lost by 1 Point…Kicker did missed a kick or two in that game…It takes more than one man to make a team! Matt Schaub got murdered behind that O line and threw more pick 6s than I can count on 1 hand…, but lets not point fingers here…we all know Schaub is able to put up some BIG #’s as long as he has all day to throw the ball! Keenum @ Half time against the Colts Texans 24 – Colts 3 playing Keenum Offense…then in the 3rd Texans pulled Keenum running Gary Kubiak broken system! Get Keenum an O line and some down field threats…just go to youtube type in Case Keenum get some popcorn and stay away and think this could be The Texans This Year!!! Check out the 9 TDs in one game he threw…Who does that??? Oh yea Case Keenum…He has Every Record you would ever want as a QB in College Rediclas Stats! With Keenum and the Right System Magic!!! Teaxans go get Patrick Edwards already! Fisrt pick in the Draft better be Davante Adams or Trent Murphy!