Before you get up in arms about the title, let me make this clear: this is not an article proposing that the Bears should pick a quarterback in the 1st round of this year’s draft to replace Jay Cutler.
If the Bears take a quarterback at all, it will be with one of their later selections in the 4th, 5th, 6th, or even 7th rounds. No quarterback taken that late will challenge for a starting spot in year one. It will be a “project” type player who will have to pay his dues in practice and in the film room while patiently waiting for a starting shot down the rode a la Aaron Rodgers.
Though some Bears fans seem to believe Cutler has been given a “free pass” ever since he came to town in 2009, and that he hasn’t actually done anything to earn his job, Jay Cutler is going to be the starting quarterback for at least the next season.
Period. End of story.
The talent on the roster right now doesn’t provide any real competition. Jason Campbell looked like a lost puppy while he was under center...