The Chicago Bears released backup quarterback Nathan Enderle on Thursday. Former Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz had han-picked Enderle in the fifth round of the 2011 draft. But Martz is gone now, and so is Enderle. Behind starter Jay Cutler, the Bears have Jason Campbell and Josh McCown.
We examine the quarterback battle between Chicago Bears youngsters Nathan Enderle and Matt Blanchard, both of whom are trying to unseat Josh McCown as the team's No. 3 signal caller.
For all the off-season chatter that the Bears are just a wide receiver, real offensive line, and/or defensive end away from being a playoff team, we seem to have forgotten something: the Bears would have been in the playoffs if only they had a backup QB who could win just one game. One game! Thankfully, Phil Emery, Mike Tice, and Jeremy Bates have plenty of better-than-Hanie options...
Fans want to see Chicago's fifth-round draft pick, Nathan Enderle, on the field. Yet, despite the lost season, the Bears have no plans to give the rookie quarterback any playing time this week.
Nathan Enderle inactive for Bears versus Broncos, Josh McCown to be backup quarterback.
December 11, 2011
The Chicago Bears don’t have to make a decision on their backup quarterback until 90 minutes before Sunday’s game at Oakland, but right now all signs point to rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Enderle handling that role against the Raiders.