Brian Urlacher: Bears Should Stick With Josh McCown Over Cutler


Brian Urlacher and Jay Cutler never were the best of friends, so you’ll have to excuse Urlacher for being totally unbiased towards Cutler as an analyst.

The Fox Sports football analyst was asked recently about the surge the Bears have gone on since Josh McCown replaced an injured Jay Cutler at quarterback.

Urlacher said Tuesday on “Fox Football Daily that the Bears should continue to ride the hot hand that is McCown, regardless of Jay Cutler’s health.

“It’s going to be awfully hard to take Josh out of there right now the way he’s playing,” Urlacher said Tuesday on “Fox Football Daily.” “In my opinion, he should be the guy. He should be the starting quarterback for the Bears, even if Jay Cutler is healthy. You can’t take a guy who’s this hot out of the football game. If I was on that team, I would have a hard time with them taking him out.”

Sticking with the hot hand is the new it thing to do in the NFL.  Last season Jim Harbaugh rode the switch of Alex Smith for Colin Kaepernick all the way to a super bowl appearance.

This season, Chip Kelly and the Eagles have won five straight with the hot hand of Nick Foles.