Just moments after the news broke that Kyle Orton was claimed by the Kansas City Chiefs, there were numerous reports saying that the Chicago Bears signed Josh McCown to a one-year deal to be a backup quarterback. Here are the reports:
As noted earlier in the day, the Bears were looking to Josh McCown as their backup plan because he has experience in the Mike Martz offense. The connection was something that McCown talked about as well:
"Mike was very hard and very demanding on younger quarterbacks," McCown said of his days in Detroit. "When we started to install things, you started to see the system take shape; how everything was coming to fruition. Man, it was fun. It was a good experience. It's funny. Even now I'll pull things from what I learned from Martz a few years ago. As you go along, you're kind of starved to get pushed mentally. You really enjoy it the older you get."
Caleb Hanie will remain the Bears' starter heading into this week's game against the Oakland Raiders, but it will be interesting to see what happens going forward if Hanie falters in his first NFL start.
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