Quarterback Josh McCown was extremely popular with teammates during his Bears tenure. He also carried that over into dealings with the Chicago media, not always an easy thing.
Not surprisingly then, McCown on Tuesday was named the inaugural winner of the annual “Good Guy” award from the Professional Football Writers Association’s Chicago chapter.
“We all work together – players, media, coaches, owners,” said McCown, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in a statement. “We rely on one another. If you boil it down to its purest form, guys started playing football. People wanted to see it so they started charging and the players got paid. Then writers started writing about it so more people knew about it.
“By writing about what we do and bringing it to a bigger audience, it really affords us an opportunity to play and get paid.”