It may be seen by many Chicago Bears fans as "too little, too late," but the move has been made: The Bears announced on Wednesday that Josh McCown will in Week 16 when the team takes on the Green Bay Packers on Christmas night. In his four starts as Jay Cutler's replacement, Hanie threw three touchdowns to nine interceptions, completed only 50% of his passes and compiled a dismal overall quarterback rating of 41.8.
McCown, who was signed as a free agent by the Bears as insurance after Cutler's injury, had not thrown a pass in the NFL since 2009 before relieving Hanie late in last week's loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He threw two passes vs. Seattle on Sunday, one of which was intercepted.
In 2007, McCown appeared in nine games for the Oakland Raiders, throwing 10 touchdowns to 11 interceptions, compiling a QB rating of 69.4.
For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of this week's game, visit Bears Blog Windy City Gridiron and Packers blog Acme Packing Company. For more from around the NFL, head over to SB Nation's NFL news hub.