One day after Bears coach Lovie Smith avoided definitively naming a starting quarterback for this weekend's game against the Green Bay Packers, ESPNChicago.com cited multiple sources in reporting Tuesday that Josh McCown will receive an opportunity to take the job from Caleb Hanie.
"I'm just gonna get myself ready like I've done every week, and then we'll see what happens," he said.
Hanie threw three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns, and completed just 10 of 23 passes for 111 yards and one TD in Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. McCown connected on 1 of 2 passes for 12 yards with one interception after relieving Hanie.
"So nobody's rooting for Caleb more than me," he said. "Your heart breaks for him."