Matt Cavanaugh


The most popular player in Bears town has not infrequently been the backup quarterback.


The backup quarterback sometimes is the most popular player in preseason Chicago. This year the No. 1 candidate for the job — Jordan Palmer — is perhaps the most questioned.


The long-anticipated end of quarterback Matt Sanchez’s run with the New York Jets came to an end on Friday with his release while the Jets were opting instead for Michael Vick.


The re-signing of quarterback Jordan Palmer passed almost without a ripple last Sunday.


When the 10-6 Bears failed to make the 2012 playoffs, it was the last but not really the main reason for Lovie Smith being fired as Bears coach.