Cutler hasn't played an entire 16-game season since 2009.

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    He'll be 31 years old this season, at the beginning of a 7 year contract. McCown showed us that the backup in Chicago CAN make a difference, but there's a good chance he'll be offered "The Big Payday" elsewhere and walk.

    What should the Bears do here? What should our "Plan B" be if we lose McCown?
     
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    get a young guy that's always been a backup, ie a guy like chase daniels this past year, and/or draft a guy in the mid rounds. You have 7 picks and you are not getting 7 starters this year on D, that can be used on a backup TE and QB, maybe even a backup RB.
     
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    Locking up Cutler, I doubt they draft a QB. It is likely all going on defense. They need starters and backups
     
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    ^^^ Agreed. We also need a center. This draft is weak for QBs from what I've heard (I could be wrong). If we lose McCown I think we should sign a FA for two or three years and start drafting guys next year.
     
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    Palmer looked good against the scrubs, he has been in the system last year.
     
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    1) the team is going to resign McCown so it won't matter
    2) the draft is weak at the top of the draft for qb's, the depth is amazing for them
    3) the team is not going to draft 7 def players, no team does drafts all of 1 position, they'll center on D, especially early, then start picking up O players.
    4) They'll get at least 2 of the following in the draft: QB, TE, RB, WR, TE.
     
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    I just keep coming back to the point that McCown showed us that our season isn't necessarily over if Cutler is out again due to injury. Until this year, I pretty much thought the season would tank if Jay was gone for an extended time. I was wrong. Now (thanks to Josh) it's clear that the season can stay afloat if a decent guy is our #2. Just how important is that #2 guy at QB? I believe he's one of the more important guys on our team.

    Due to the fact the #2 guy gets pretty much zero reps once the season begins, there probably is value in getting a veteran to be the #2 right now. A green rookie isn't going to be of much value THIS year if Jay goes down and we have to trot a rookie out with zero reps of work with the #1's on offense. That's one reason why Josh was able to be successful. As a vet we could bring him in cold and he could still perform well in this offense.

    If Jay is "The Guy" for the next several years, then it would probably be a waste of a high round draft pick this year (to draft a QB high). I also wonder if there is a "project" to bring in as our #3 QB. Matt Blanchard seemed to be well-thought of by Trestman, until he went down to injury and landed on IR. Maybe Matt would be worth bringing back now that he's healthy and he's worked in the Trestman offense.
     
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    I originally thought this too. But I'm reading where Josh is going to be a hot commodity this off-season. If they offer him a boatload of money, he may take it. I made the argument against this a few weeks ago, thinking he'd stay. But now I'm not as certain, Ric. It just depends upon how much money they throw at him, especially guaranteed money. If the difference between the Bears and the other teams is in the millions of guaranteed money (I know, that's a big "if") then he would be foolish to stay with the Bears. The Bears may not have the cap to keep him here.
     
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    As Ric says, the Bears are going to re-sign McCown so no worries.

    And I doubt he is going to become as much of a "hot commodity" around the league as some think. The cap is pretty flat. He had one successful season after years as an unknown journeyman. He benefitted from a QB-friendly scheme with great weapons. He will also be 35 years old. All teams know this stuff so I don't see them as risking a "Flynn 2.0" situation.
     
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    i wasnt aware of that, hes no london fletcher thats for sure, but i blame his old oline, those guys almost got him killed!
     

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