Bears receivers Earl Bennett and Devin Hester don't know who will start at quarterback Sunday in Green Bay.
But, according to ESPN Chicago, veteran Josh McCown will get his first start for the Bears, if he practices well this week. Caleb Hanie is winless in four starts since Jay Cutler fractured his thumb against the San Diego Chargers.
The Bears did have meetings Tuesday morning, but I haven't been able to independently confirm that information.
At Nike's Hyperwarm Bowl at Soldier Field Tuesday afternoon, Bennett and Hester provided some insight on McCown.
"You can tell he's comfortable with the offense. He's very vocal. I noticed that about him," Hester told me. "He shows leadership. He has that in him. He's very confident, and that's what you like in a quarterback. Other than that, it seems like he fits in with the offense."
Bennett said he plans to rally around whoever starts at quarterback.
"Give him some good targets, get open and make plays for him and help him out. No matter whose in there, we just got to rally behind him and get ready for this weekend," Bennett said. "It's going to be a big game, up in Green Bay, Christmas Day, everybody watching. Most important, we just got to win this game."
Asked about McCown specifically, Bennett said, "Josh is a competitor.
"He's real big on timing. So we definitely got to get our timing down this week with I'm and get ready to go from there."