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Bears in the market for another quarterback

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The final minutes of preseason games don’t tend to be populated by players who project to major roles in the coming season, but that doesn’t mean that injuries during that part of the game won’t wind up impacting the team.

A perfect example of that came on Thursday night when Bears third-string quarterback Matt Blanchard fractured the knuckle on his left hand. It’s not Blanchard’s throwing hand, but he’s expected to miss some time and that means that a currently unemployed quarterback could be getting a call from the Bears in the near future.

“I’m not sure about the time that he’ll be out, but we’re sitting here with two quarterbacks going into next week,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said, via Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com. “Certainly that’s something that we’re gonna have to repair fairly quickly to get a third quarterback on the roster. We’ve got to get another quarterback in here, and I’m sure we’ll look to do that as we move forward.”

The Bears worked out JaMarcus Russell, Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards during the offseason and none have landed on rosters, so they could bring one of them back. As a former first overall pick who made a mess of things during his time with the Raiders, Russell’s return to the NFL would generate the most attention although no one the Bears add now will see the field in the regular season unless things take a seriously wrong turn on the field.

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26 Responses to “Bears in the market for another quarterback”
  1. elwaysagenius says: Aug 16, 2013 1:41 PM

    Take Caleb Hanie back from the broncos, we don’t want him

  2. eclipsingbinary says: Aug 16, 2013 1:42 PM

    Bring in Russell the Muscle!!

  3. dankinator says: Aug 16, 2013 1:42 PM

    HA! Wouldn’t that be a hoot if Mr. Personality Cutler went down in his contract year and Russell came in and had an awesome season?

    I’d LOL.

  4. Norseman says: Aug 16, 2013 1:44 PM

    Need to get as many QBs in the mix for Cutler’s job after the end of the season.

  5. surfinbird1 says: Aug 16, 2013 1:46 PM

    Please take Tebow or Mallet.

  6. dino2997 says: Aug 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    That’s a shame for Matt Blanchard. He looked like a very promising prospect. I look forward to hearing the mindless comments from the Cutler haters though.

  7. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 16, 2013 1:51 PM

    Russell had everything except the heart. Maybe he found what he was missing when he was out on the street.

  8. larryboodry says: Aug 16, 2013 1:52 PM

    Stay classy, dankinator.

  9. ethanpatrick21 says: Aug 16, 2013 2:02 PM

    so, elwaysagenius, you obviously don’t follow your own team, as Hanie is a Raven now. Dolt.

  10. essentialsausage says: Aug 16, 2013 2:06 PM

    “I look forward to hearing the mindless comments from the Cutler haters though.”
    ————————————————————-

    The Bears play the Cowboys this year, that’s going to be a QB-hater’s dream match-up.

  11. oilcandroid says: Aug 16, 2013 2:07 PM

    Is Jeff George still available?

  12. dankinator says: Aug 16, 2013 2:12 PM

    Larry, my comment did come across as lacking class. That wasn’t my intention really. I just meant, it’d be quite a spectacle if Cutler weren’t able to play for whatever reason and Russell saved the season.

  13. muskyhunter2542 says: Aug 16, 2013 2:13 PM

    How about Jordan Rodgers. Its the closest that The Bears will come to having a real QB by having the brother of the best in the NFL.
    HAHAHA

  14. schmitty2 says: Aug 16, 2013 2:14 PM

    dankinator says:Aug 16, 2013 1:42 PM

    HA! Wouldn’t that be a hoot if Mr. Personality Cutler went down in his contract year and Russell came in and had an awesome season?

    I’d LOL.

    The only person I know who types “LOL” is my 13 year old daughter. She must be new to PFT.

  15. baltimoret says: Aug 16, 2013 2:23 PM

    elwaysagenius says: Aug 16, 2013 1:41 PM

    Take Caleb Hanie back from the broncos, we don’t want him

    ——————————————————–

    Except Caleb Hanie is on the Ravens…but you can still have him.

  16. detroitlionstoronto says: Aug 16, 2013 2:25 PM

    Joey Harrington could teach everyone in the locker room how to play piano

  17. rextraordinaire says: Aug 16, 2013 2:30 PM

    I’d say go for Jamarcus, but the Bears might want to throw him out there with a bulletproof vest.

    After all, their next game IS against the Raiders… In Oakland

  18. sullijo1 says: Aug 16, 2013 2:38 PM

    I hope the Bears get rid of Cutler at the end of the year. I think it was smart of them not to sign a deal in the off-season and make him prove he can get better. This year will be his best year due to the contract…..if he sulks, plays uninspired, throws dumb int’s, etc, etc, etc…..then go a different direction!

    Cutler is a waste of incredible, pure, athletic ability – what a shame.

  19. sullijo1 says: Aug 16, 2013 2:40 PM

    Does anybody else think Jeff George IS Jay Cutler…..I mean, has anybody ever witnessed the two of them in the same room together??

  20. Dennis Allen's Outgoing Persona says: Aug 16, 2013 3:05 PM

    The only person I know who types “LOL” is my 13 year old daughter. She must be new to PFT.

    ——
    So your daughter is “yourjealousof6rings”?

  21. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 16, 2013 5:24 PM

    essentialsausage says:
    Aug 16, 2013 2:06 PM
    “I look forward to hearing the mindless comments from the Cutler haters though.”

    *******************************************

    Me too – especially the Bear fans.

  22. larryboodry says: Aug 16, 2013 7:46 PM

    “So your daughter is ‘yourjealousof6rings’?”

    I’m sure the young lady is way smarter then that particular Steelers fan.

  23. larryboodry says: Aug 16, 2013 8:01 PM

    dankinator, thanks for clarifying. I agree with you that if Russell did do well in an extended backup role to Jay (or any other franchise QB in the league, for that matter), it would make for an extremely intriguing story.

    So…Stay classy, dankinator! (Said without sarcasm this time.)

  24. bloozmann says: Aug 17, 2013 3:07 AM

    Love all the Cutler hatin…Half of these jokers would give their mothers to have him on their crappy teams! Jealousy makes people talk.

  25. bloozmann says: Aug 17, 2013 3:10 AM

    And for the packer fans…When is Erin going to quit welching on his bets…Jennings and Driver have some nice things to say about him too!

  26. larryboodry says: Aug 17, 2013 10:27 AM

    Jordan Palmer will be fine as our #3 QB, but if he ever has to start, we’re in trouble. On the other hand, I like this new mentality of hitting guys hard, and still going for takeaways…And Emery’s drafts look to be a huge upgrade over Angelo’s.

    McClellin and Jeffery from last year, and Bostic, Long, and Mills from this year, all look ready to excel in 2013.

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