Jay Cutler is clearly the Chicago Bears starting quarterback, but there is a competition going for second place on the depth chart. The options are Jordan Palmer, 2010 Carolina Panthers second-round draft choice Jimmy Clausen and 2014 sixth-round draft pick David Fales.
Bears head coach Marc Trestman said on Wednesday that Palmer would get he nod for the second spot behind Cutler, but Cutler himself is looking forward to watching it play out. Considering Bears general manager Phil Emery described Clausen as having “a chip on his shoulder,” it could get interesting.
“It’s going to be interesting,” Cutler said, via ESPN. “There’s not going to be a lot of reps for them. I think a lot of it is going to play out in the preseason games. Because I’m going to get a lot of the reps in camp. Jordan, he’s been around a long time, his older brother, he’s been able to watch him a lot. Jimmy, he’s played in big games at Notre Dame and kind of got the pedigree. He’s a high-round pick; he was in a tough position in Carolina. They’re both very hungry, they’ve both worked extremely hard this offseason putting in the time mentally, which is probably more important for them right now, just trying to figure out the playbook so they can go to the line of scrimmage and be fluent in what they want to do. We’ll see how it goes.”
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