The Chicago Bears lost veteran back-up quarterback Josh McCown to Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier in the year.
Now this move not only scares some Bears fans, but leaves them asking this question. Who’s going to be the guy to back up Jay Cutler if he happens to fall to another injury? Well according to Bears’ general manager Phil Emery, the answer to that question would be Jordan Palmer.
Palmer is the younger brother of Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback Carson, but isn’t as good as he is. I’m not trying to knock him as a professional athlete, but we all know who everybody would choose if it came down to picking one of the two Palmer brothers. Carson.
But does Phil Emery really think Jordan has what it takes to be the number two quarterback on the roster? According to ESPN Chicago, he absolutely believes it:
“Absolutely [Palmer can be the No. 2]. I told him that the other day — the same thing I told Josh [McCown]: ‘Glad you’re here, looking forward to your contributions and we’re counting on you.’ And Jordan, sine the time he came last year has been nothing but a positive. He performed well in a preseason game and I understand that’s the fourth preseason game, normally that’s the second and thirds and the back end of the roster but you still want people to show that they have upside and perform well. There are people that make squads in that agme, so that game is important/ And he did well.” Phil Emery on Jordan Palmer via ESPN Chicago.
It’ll be hard to top Josh McCown’s performance if Cutler were to fall once again this season. But for right now, every Chicago Bears fan across the globe have their (including myself) fingers crossed hoping that doesn’t happen.
What do you think Bears fans? Do you believe in Jordan Palmer?