Who will the Bears have back up Jay Cutler?

Who will the Bears have back up Jay Cutler?
March 27, 2014, 8:30 pm
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Who will the Bears have back up Jay Cutler? The Bears' signal caller signed a massive extension this offseason, but has only played in all 16 regular season games once in his five-year Bears career. That means the franchise must have someone competent behind him to keep the ship afloat if Cutler were to miss time, and the SportsTalk Live panel debated as to who that may be.

Right now that man is Jordan Palmer, who 670 The Score's Adam Hoge noted hasn't thrown a regular season pass in the NFL since 2010. Still, the Bears might see something in him like they saw in Josh McCown, last year's backup who wound up filling in admirably for Cutler during the heart of the Bears' schedule.

"They turn a guy (McCown) who was basically a journeyman, for 12 years, into a guy who got paid really well by Tampa," Hoge said. "So I think that's what they think they can do. However, I also think they're evaluating the situation and if they see a guy they could possibly develop, maybe even use a mid-to-late-round draft pick on or maybe even free agency. I think they actually think Jordan Palmer can be the guy."

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The Bears were not at Johnny Manziel's Pro Day and wouldn't take Johnny Football, but there's a chance they may look at someone in the middle rounds such at Zach Mettenberger or AJ McCarron.

Do you feel comfortable with Palmer as the No. 2 quarterback?

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