You might think Josh McCown won't be around long enough for his cup of coffee to stop steaming.
Maybe you are right.
But don't be surprised if McCown has an impact on this season for the Bears, or if he has an impact on seasons to come.
With Jay Cutler still feeling the effects of a concussion, McCown is the perfect solution for the Bears. He will be the perfect solution any time they have a quarterback injury because he knows the system and is an ideal fit in the locker room.
McCown and Cutler are the Felix and Oscar of the NFL. McCown gives the Bears better chemistry and better karma.
Oh, and he has proven he can win with this team.
McCown even could affect the Bears game Monday night. Don't forget, he was in camp with the 49ers last year. He knows their offense, and he knows their defense.
One of the fatal mistakes of the 2011 season was waiting until the fifth game without Cutler before giving McCown a shot. If the offense doesn't move with Jason Campbell, McCown is a legitimate option.
McCown has been around the NFL a long time. He has had his struggles. He is a journeyman, no more.
But it's possible he is better prepared to get under center than ever. Last year before he came to Chicago, he took a volunteer job coaching quarterbacks at Marvin Ridge High School in suburban Charlotte, N.C. He did the same thing this fall.
He loved working with the kids, but there was an ancillary benefit.
"When you coach, you see a game through a different lens," he said. "It was beneficial. It gives you an edge."
Coaching, or perhaps a front office NFL job, could be in McCown's future. In fact, the Bears gave him some feelers when they released him in training camp. But for now, maybe for a few years even, the 33-year-old wants to play. And he wants to play in Chicago.
"From a loyalty standpoint, I appreciated them giving me a shot last year," he said. "I spent the offseason and camp with them. The people in the locker room, and the coaches, I really like this place."
The Bears might cut McCown again. They might bring him back again. Maybe this will go on and on until his hair is gray.
But eventually, you get the feeling Josh McCown is going to have an impact somehow, someway on the Bears.
Numbers games: Dueling Pro Bowlers
Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman have received more Pro Bowl votes from fans than any other NFC cornerbacks (Jennings leads Tillman by nearly 36,000 votes), and both could represent the conference at the game.
Having two cornerbacks from the same team seems unlikely, but it has happened five times since 2002. The latest Pro Bowl corners from the same team were the Packers' Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams in 2010.
If only one Bear could go, who is worthier? Let's compare them statistically, with a little help from STATS.