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Urlacher: McCown Should Start Over Healthy Cutler

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Marc Trestman talks with Josh McCown and jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Marc Trestman talks with Josh McCown and jay Cutler. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Brian Urlacher knows who he wants starting at quarterback for the Bears moving forward.

And it’s not who you might think.

Urlacher, an analyst for FOX Sports 1, was asked Tuesday if he thinks Jay Cutler should regain his starting role over Josh McCown once healthy.

“I think Jay might be healthy right now,” Urlacher said. “If you watch him move around, and some of the film they have of him earlier this week in a pregame, he might be healthy right now.

“It’s going to be awfully hard to take Josh out now the way he’s playing,” Urlacher said. “If you look at the numbers since he came in — 13 touchdowns, one pick, they’re 3-2 — the yards are there, the wins are there, he’s making great decisions with the football, and I know he’s got great players around him.

When asked again, Urlacher doubled-down on his comments.

“In my opinion, (McCown) should be the guy, he should be the starting quarterback for the Bears. Even if Jay Cutler’s 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. … He’s making all the right decisions and the football’s going where it’s supposed to go in that offense.”

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