ESPN Matt Williamson"NFC North: 2012 backup quarterback"
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I may be in a minority here regarding the Jason Campbell pickup, but I believe this was critically important to our season. Quarterbacks drop like flies EVERY year in the NFL. It's like the certainty of death & taxes. Even if Cutler doesn't go down to a season ending injury - but is only out for a couple of games, we still have a guy who can come in and perform well enough to salt away a few more victories until Cutler returns later in the season. THIS can be the difference between making the playoffs or not.
Yes, Campbell doesn't come cheap. But he's like an "insurance policy" on our 2012 season. QB is the one position that makes or breaks 2012 for us. All the other pieces are in place for a Super Bowl run.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Bears: Backup QB plan
By Matt Williamson
» NFC Backup QBs
| South Assessing the Chicago Bears' backup QB situation if Jay Cutler is injured and misses time. http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/med/trans/chi.gif
With the beating that Cutler has taken in a Bears uniform and the present state of their offensive line, I commend Chicago for adding Jason Campbell
to the mix as one of the best backup quarterbacks in the NFL.
Campbell has bounced around the league quite a bit thus far, and there could be an argument that he was never truly given a legitimate chance to thrive in one system. But Campbell plays the game slower than needed to be a true starter. He has a big arm and is a strong deep passer, which works well with the Bears’ now-bigger wide receivers. Campbell has started 70 games in the NFL, with his team winning 31 of them.
The Bears also have the veteran Josh McCown
and youngster Nathan Enderle
, who could be the odd man out since both Campbell and McCown both have starting experience. McCown has 33 starts at this level.
Confidence rating (out of 100) if Cutler is out for an extended period: 70.