McCown would draw plenty of interest

Although we have no doubt most league pro personnel directors already are scouring the lists of potential unrestricted free agents for next spring, even though the signing period is still five months off, trying to project the premier veterans on the market is a challenging exercise into which we haven't yet thrown ourselves. But as noted Monday in the "Morning After" column, and it's a free agency heads-up that bears reprising, one player who could make himself a lot of money between now and March is Arizona quarterback Josh McCown.

A fourth-round veteran who is getting at least a monthlong audition while Kurt Warner rehabilitates from a groin injury, and who might actually retain the starting spot if he strings together some wins and has the kind of performance he authored in Mexico City on Sunday night, McCown could be the rarest of free-agent commodities. A quarterback with starting experience, considerable shelf life remaining, size (6-feet-4, 217 pounds), good pocket presence and a very solid skills set.