Chicago Bears quarterback Josh McCown does not plan to retire, ESPN reported Sunday.
McCown led the Bears to a 3-2 record while filling in for injured starter Jay Cutler for part of the 2013 season.
Some believed McCown may retire but he reportedly plans to file for free agency in the offseason and is expected to be one of the top quarterbacks available.
McCown, 34, and Michael Vick are expected to lead a thin crop of free agent quarterbacks.
The Bears reportedly want to bring back McCown, but other teams more needy for a quarterback may have a better chance of luring him. The Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans are among the teams in search of a starting quarterback.
McCown threw for 1,829 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception in eight games this season.