49ers' Harbaugh a 'phone call' away to return as Bears QB?

49ers' Harbaugh a 'phone call' away to return as Bears QB?
October 23, 2013, 10:00 am
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

The Chicago Bears will turn to Josh McCown to pave the way until Jay Cutler returns from a groin injury suffered in Sunday's loss to Washington, but the Bears might be able to convince one former quarterback to come out of retirement. 

Sort of.

(Settle down, I'm not talking about Brett Favre.)

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Current 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh joked Wednesday morning that he's a phone call away if his former team are in need of his services.

Harbaugh was drafted by the Bears in 1987 and remained in blue and orange until 1993, leading them to two playoff appearances.

In seven years with the Bears, Harbaugh accumulated over 11,000 passing yards, threw for 50 touchdowns, and recorded a 74.2 passer rating.