Projected Chicago Bears' Final 53-Man Roster, Pre-Training Camp Edition (qb's)

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  1. BSBEARS

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    Quarterbacks (3)

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    1. Jay Cutler
    2. Jimmy Clausen
    3. David Fales (Rookie)
    After years of trying to find their franchise quarterback, the Chicago Bears have made the commitment to stick with Jay Cutler for the foreseeable future.
    He signed a seven-year deal this offseason and will look to build off a strong but injury-filled season in 2013.
    He started just 11 games last season but showed flashes of what he can do in Marc Trestman's offense. The most important thing for him in 2014 will be staying on the field, something he has struggled with throughout his tenure in Chicago.
    He started all 16 games in 2009, his first with the team, but he hasn't been able to replicate that feat since. He did miss just a start each in 2012 and 2010 but missed five starts last season and six in 2011.
    In an interview on SiriusXM NFL radio earlier this offseason, via the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell, Trestman noted that Cutler has worked hard to improve his durability this offseason:
    Jay has really worked hard in the offseason, and he has always been a hard worker in his conditioning and his training, but he has really amped it up. He’s bigger, he’s stronger than a year ago, and he has really focused on staying physically well for the entire season.
    That’s No. 1 — we’ve got to keep him standing, keep him safe. And we see the improvements he’s made in working on different issues in his mechanics, and I think he’s feeling very comfortable back there in Year 2.​
    Cutler's health is the single-most important aspect of the offense in 2014. While Josh McCown filled in admirably when Cutler was hurt last season, big things are expected this season.
    If Cutler were to go down, the likely No. 2 would be Jimmy Clausen.
    He was a late addition to the squad during the team's final minicamp in June, but he impressed the coaching staff enough to get an invite to training camp, according to the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell.
    Clausen will face stiff competition from veteran Jordan Palmer, who has spent the majority of the past year with the team and likely has a better grasp of the offense.
    The one benefit of keeping Clausen around is that he has logged 10 career starts to Palmer's zero, and at just 26 years old, he still has room to grow under Trestman.
    The third and final quarterback spot will likely go to rookie David Fales. The Bears carried just two quarterbacks for the majority of last season, but after drafting Fales in the sixth round, the team is unlikely to risk losing him by placing him on the practice squad.
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    QB will be interesting to watch unfold. Big Question is if they will try to get Fales on the PS in my opinion. If they decide not to risk sneaking Fales to the PS then it will be an all out battle between Palmer and Clausen. I believe Fales will make the team, not sure if it will be Roster or PS. If Fales makes the roster then either Clausen or Palmer will be cut
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    I could see a scenerio where if Fales really struggles the team keeps Lynch there as a WC emergancy QB, and also keeps 1 Vet(Clausen or Palmer). I don't see them looking at 2 vets though. Could be wrong, but it's not like either Clausen or Palmer will have a job, likely, if they are released, and chances are Fales or Lynch might well get snagged if on the PS.

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