The Chicago Bears gave Jay Cutler a fat extension this offseason but they still need to square awe their situation at backup quarterback. As we all saw last year, Cutler is fragile and having a solid backup is crucial to the success of the Bears offense.
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are looking at bringing in a veteran quarterback to compete for the backup job, but head coach Marc Trestman feels good about Jordan Palmer’s chances of winning the job.
Per the Chicago Tribune:
“We give Jordan a lot of credit,” Trestman said. “He literally learned the offense on his own because we didn’t have time to work daily with him. He worked. He worked overtime and he learned the offense and came in and played admirably in the preseason. He moved the football team and was very sufficient. He’s got a lot of experience and not a lot of wear and tear. He’s been around a long time. Obviously, we’re going to have another one in there and see how that goes over the next couple of months.”
The Bears have been loosely linked to free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez, who would seem to be a decent option for back up in Chicago. He may be chasing a starting job in Cleveland but the Bears will no doubt keep an eye on him. Either way, Palmer has been the favorite to land the job and could very well end up winning it regardless of who steps in to compete.