Player Bio

Josh McCown
QB #12
Height:
6-4
Weight:
213
College:
Sam Houston State
Experience:
11
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 58 1,337 794 59.4 23.1 8,827 6.6 152.2 50 3.7 45 3.4 80 103 18 112 766 77.5
2013 CHI 8 224 149 66.5 28 1,829 8.2 228.6 13 5.8 1 0.4 80T 21 3 11 37 109
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 55 35 63.6 18.3 414 7.5 138 2 3.6 4 7.3 49 5 1 7 43 68.3
2009 CAR 1 6 1 16.7 6 2 0.3 2 0 -- 0 -- 2 0 0 1 6 39.6
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 190 111 58.4 21.1 1,151 6.1 127.9 10 5.3 11 5.8 46T 12 3 14 92 69.4
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 270 163 60.4 30 1,836 6.8 204 9 3.3 11 4.1 49 23 6 18 101 74.9
2004 ARI 14 408 233 57.1 29.1 2,511 6.2 179.4 11 2.7 10 2.5 48 30 3 31 263 74.1
2003 ARI 8 166 95 57.2 20.8 1,018 6.1 127.3 5 3 6 3.6 60T 11 2 25 174 70.3
2002 ARI 2 18 7 38.9 9 66 3.7 33 0 -- 2 11.1 26 1 0 5 50 10.2
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 58 152 2.6 706 4.6 12.2 4 28 44 28.9 5 0 10
2013 CHI 8 13 1.6 69 5.3 8.6 1 20 5 38.5 1 0 1
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 12 4 68 5.7 22.7 0 28 5 41.7 1 0 0
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 4 2 -3 -0.8 -1.5 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0
2007 OAK 9 29 3.2 143 4.9 15.9 0 24 9 31 2 0 3
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 29 3.2 139 4.8 15.4 0 12 7 24.1 0 0 2
2004 ARI 14 36 2.6 112 3.1 8 2 12 9 25 0 0 1
2003 ARI 8 28 3.5 158 5.6 19.8 1 16T 8 28.6 0 0 3
2002 ARI 2 1 0.5 20 20 10 0 20 1 100 1 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 58 3 10 3.3 0.2 8 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DET 2 2 15 7.5 7.5 8 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ARI 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 ARI 14 1 -5 -5 -0.4 -5 0 0 0 0 0
2003 ARI 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 ARI 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 58 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 CHI 8 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 DET 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 ARI 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 ARI 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2002 ARI 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 58 44 15 0 13 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2013 CHI 8 3 1 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 CHI 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 3 2 0 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2009 CAR 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 OAK 9 11 3 -- 3 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
2006 DET 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 9 5 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2004 ARI 14 12 5 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2003 ARI 8 10 2 0 4 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2002 ARI 2 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Spent 10 seasons in the NFL between Arizona (2002-05), Detroit (2006), Oakland (2007), Miami (2008), Carolina (2008-09), San Francisco (2011) and Chicago (2011-12)… Has started 33 of 50 games played, completing 645 of 1,113 passing attempts (58.0 percent) for 6,998 yards, 37 TDs and 44 INTs for a 71.2 passer rating... Added 637 rushing yards and 3 TDs on 139 attempts (4.6 ypc)... Has 3 receptions for 10 yards (3.3 ypr).

PRO CAREER: Spent 10 seasons in the NFL between Arizona (2002-05), Detroit (2006), Oakland (2007), Miami (2008), Carolina (2008-09), San Francisco (2011) and Chicago (2011-12)… Has started 33 of 50 games played, completing 645 of 1,113 passing attempts (58.0 percent) for 6,998 yards, 37 TDs and 44 INTs for a 71.2 passer rating... Added 637 rushing yards and 3 TDs on 139 attempts (4.6 ypc)... Has 3 receptions for 10 yards (3.3 ypr).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Arizona in the third round (81st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft… Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Detroit (3/20/06)... Traded by Detroit to Oakland in exchange for a 2007 fourth-round draft choice (4/28/07)...

Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Miami (3/1/08)... Traded by Miami to Carolina in exchange for a 2009 seventh-round draft choice (8/30/08)... Placed on injured reserve with a left knee and left foot injury by Carolina (9/15/09)... Signed 1-year contract with San Francisco (8/17/11)… Cut by the 49ers (9/3/11)… Signed 1-year contract with Chicago (11/23/11)... Signed 1-year contract with Bears (3/19/12)... Released by Chicago (8/31/12)... Signed 1-year contract with Bears (11/13/12)... Signed 1-year contract with Chicago (3/29/13). SIGNED through 2013

2012 SEASON: On Bears active roster for final 7 weeks… DNP Game 10, inactive Games 11-16. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 0-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Appeared in 3 games, making 2 starts for Chicago... Completed 35 of 55 pass attempts for a career-high 63.6 completion percentage... 414 passing yards with 2 TDs and 4 INTs... Added 68 rushing yards on 12 attempts (5.7 ypc). 2010 - Was declared a free agent in March but did not sign with an NFL team. 2009 - Saw action in 1 game with Carolina… Completed 1-of-6 passes for 2 yards. 2008 - Played in 2 regular season games for Carolina but did not have any passing attempts. 2007 - Started all 9 games he played in Oakland... Completed 111-of-190 passes for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns with 11 interceptions to generate a 69.4 quarterback rating... Carried 29 times for 143 yards. 2006 - Played in 2 games for Detroit, recording 2 catches for 15 yards from QB Jon Kitna against the Patriots (12/3). 2005 - Played in 9 games with 6 starts for Arizona... Completed 163-of-270 passes for 1,836 yards and 9 touchdowns with 11 interceptions to register a 74.9 quarterback rating... Gained 139 yards rushing on 29 carries. 2004 - Started 13 of the 14 games he played for Arizona...Completed 233-of-408 passes for 2,511 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions to attain a 74.1 quarterback rating...Established career highs for games played, starts, attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns... Notched 112 yards rushing and 2 TDs on 36 attempts. 2003 - Played in 8 games with 3 starts for Arizona... Completed 95-of-166 passes for 1,018 yards and 5 TDs with 6 INTs to post a 70.3 quarterback rating... Rushed for a career-high 158 yards and 1 touchdown on 28 carries. 2002 - Played in 2 games... Completed 7-of-18 passes for 66 yards with no touchdowns and 2 INTs... Added 1 rush for 20 yards.

COLLEGE: Finished career at Sam Houston State after playing first three seasons at Southern Methodist... Between the two schools, combined to complete 599-of-1,093 passes for 7,503 yards and 59 touchdowns with 46 interceptions... Majored in history.

PERSONAL: Attended Jacksonville (Texas) High School... Younger brother, Luke, played quarterback at Louisiana Tech, was a fourth-round draft choice of Cleveland in 2004 and is now with the New Orleans Saints.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Cutler accepts award for McCown

    (7:15) Posted May 6, 2014

    Quarterback Jay Cutler accepts the Brian Piccolo Award on behalf of former Bears quarterback Josh McCown, who was voted as the winner by his former teammates.

  • Top Plays: No. 2 - Jeffery vs Vikings

    Posted Jan 23, 2014

    Voted as the second best play of the 2013 season, Alshon Jeffery followed his 80-yard touchdown with a 46-yard score later in the same quarter, soaring high over Vikings cornerback Chris Cook to haul in Josh McCown's pass.

  • Position Review: Quarterbacks

    Posted Jan 14, 2014

    Tom Thayer and Larry Mayer take a look back at how quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Josh McCown fared in 2013.

  • 2013 Season Highlights

    Posted Jan 10, 2014

    Take a look at the highlights from the Bears' 2013 season.