The eldest of the Bears’ backup quarterback options will get the initial shot at being the top reserve behind Jay Cutler.
Coach Mark Trestman indicated Wednesday that Jordan Palmer will have the first opportunity at the club’s second-team reps, the Bears’ official Twitter feed reported.
The 30-year-old Palmer has not played in an NFL regular season game since 2010. However, he has the most experience in the Bears’ scheme after re-signing with the club last October.
Sixth-round pick David Fales and ex-Panther Jimmy Clausen are the other competitors to replace Josh McCown as Cutler’s top backup. McCown starred in extended relief work a season ago, earning a starting job with Tampa Bay.