LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — New Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown hasn’t take an NFL snap since 2009, but familiarity with offensive coordinator Mike Martz may help him get quickly up to speed.
McCown worked out with the Bears for the first time Thursday, hours after agreeing to a one-year contract as a backup quarterback following last Sunday’s injury to starter Jay Cutler.
A 32-year-old veteran of eight NFL seasons, McCown took snaps during the 2-hour plus Thanksgiving drill, conducted under overcast skies and brisk conditions at the Bears’ Halas Hall training center.
Wearing a No. 15 orange jersey, McCown alternated with new Bears’ starter Caleb Hanie and rookie reserve Nathan Enderle during offensive drills.