Should the Houston Texans be interested in Josh McCown?


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

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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