"The Bears are a great organization, and obviously losing a guy like Jay is going to hurt," Stafford told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. "He's not a guy that's easily replaceable. He's a great leader. It'll be tough going. But they're a football team that has great resolve. I'm sure they'll be playing good football."
And McCown will have to win despite a leaky defense that only is going to get worse without Briggs.