That's exactly what I was thinking during the game. Blanchard couldn't possibly be worse than McCown, and he has (hopefully) a high ceiling. Why dink around with McCown, an old guy who never could play the game at a high level, and is on the decline? Edwards and Palmer are really no better than McCown, and maybe even worse, so surely we won't keep them (either of them) beyond what we HAVE to, until Blanchard can come back. If for ANY reason, Blanchard is not the promising developmental QB in Trestman's eyes, then we need to get a young "project" next year in the draft. Because even if Cutler DOES turn out to be our long term QB, we still need a viable backup. This McCown, Edwards, Palmer stuff is sad. Real sad to watch.