The Bear's Backup QB

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Who would you want to compete for backup QB? (multiple picks allowed)

  1. Freeman

    21.4%
  2. McCoy

    28.6%
  3. Kolb

    21.4%
  4. Other FA

    21.4%
  5. Round 1 pick

    7.1%
  6. Round 2 pick

    7.1%
  7. Round 3 pick

    21.4%
  8. Round 4 pick

    21.4%
  9. Round 5 pick

    50.0%
  10. Round 6 pick

    21.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Grizzblue

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    This topic seems to come up in almost every thread, so I thought it may deserve its own. Palmer should not be just given the job with little or no competition. Trestman has clearly stated that this is still a need so the real question is what should be done. Obviously we can follow one of two trains of thought.

    Option A. Find a middle age or vet backup in FA. There are decent options there. Get someone who dosen't need much work.
    In no particular order:
    Freeman,
    Grossman, Quinn, McCoy, Clausen, Tebow, Kolb,​


    Option B. Draft a guy for Trestman to develop from the ground up. Go young and trust Trestman, possibly find "our guy" for the future.
    By projected round:
    1-Manziel, Bortles, Bridgewater
    2-Carr, Garoppolo,
    3-Mettenberg, McCarron,
    4-Savage, Boyd
    5-Thomas, Murray
    6-Smith, Shaw, Mathewes, Fales, Franklin, Renner

    Personally I think we should look for the answer via draft. Go young, and let Tresty get his hands on a young guy who he can develop from the ground up. Don't pay a bit more than we should for a backup FA. We have 3 years at a minimum to develop a guy and then either he can take over, we can start over on a developmental guy, or we have a nice trade bait option that will go for a premium. I think there is too many positives to drafting a quality guy and letting him go through Trestmans system and teaching to hopefully develop into a solid guy. If he pans out we have the insurance policy against the often injured Cutler, and if Cutty stays healthy and is preforming well we can probably get a higher return on our investment via a trade. Will always give the savvy Emery a tool in his arsenal if a situation comes where he may need it.​

    Hey, at least its discussion to argue over players not named Donald, Dix, Pryor, Mosley.:4_2_111v[1]:(insert dead horse picture here)
     
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    Lately I've been thinking McCarron might not be a bad option if he's still around in the 3rd or 4th and we've gotten what we wanted out of our first few picks. We would at least get some good shots of his smoking hot wife during the game. As a player, he's won on every level, high school champ, college champ. He isn't the most flashy player, or highest rated passer by the draft knowledgeables, but he knows how to manage a game, move the chains while eating up the clock, and has a great td/int ratio to top it off. Sometimes it's just a matter of not doing something stupid to lose the game rather than win it, and I think he excels at this. His experience in the SEC and BCS means he could handle the pressure of stepping in a big game if Cutler ever went down. He also threw for 30 tds his junior year and four against ND in the BCS championship.
    The last thing I want is one of these guys that has never really played in the huge nationally televised games against great ranked teams like Bortles or Garoppolo. I understand they have loads of talent but there is just no way of us knowing, or of them knowing how they will perform against the cream of the crop with the pressure blowing the top off the stadium. At least with McCarron you know he isn't gonna shit his pants.
     
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    If Freeman is out there I'd bring him in along with Colt McCoy. Where is that kid we had on the PS in 2012. The one from Whitewater?

    Draft possibly but not before 5 and preferably 6 or an UDFA.
     
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    Matt Blanchard. He's been my favorite UDFA QB for a while. Currently on the Panthers PS. Actually a local boy (Lake Zurich Bears). Tremendous HS and collegiate career. At least one Div III national championship (I thinke more than one but not sure) and a collegiate career completion percentage of 70.4% w 44 TDs.

    Wish we still had him.
     
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    So do I. I was hoping we could keep him around long enough to find out what he might become but that's the problem when you put a QB with some talent on the PS. You can lose 'em too easily. I wish someone would cut him loose and we might be able to re-sign him.
     
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    He's om the Carolina Panther PS. I think there are limits to how long you can be on the PS in the NFL. Since he was on ours for at least a year, maybe Carolina will have activate him or cut him soon.
     
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    Mettenberger, Grossman, McCoy
     
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    If he is on the Panthers practice squad then there IS a opportunity to steal him back. Depends on just how much Emery & Trestman think of him.
     
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    Unless you are getting a top pick, any low round rookie QB is going to be a project and should not be the backup QB. Sometimes those top picks needs time to develop too.

    The difference of the money a vet minimum contract pays compared to a lower round rookie deal is nothing when you add in the value of the draft pick used to get that player. We have quite a few roster spots to fill.

    My take is that they are going to bring in a few vet minimum types to get a look. When it comes down to who they pick, Palmer's been hanging out with Cutler's training crew taking pottery classes and bonding with the team in the offseason. Trestman loves that kind of shit. He's got a season already exposed to Trestman's system. He's used to not getting actual reps as a backup QB and just getting by from "mental reps". And, from a distance and in a dark room, Jordan looks like his brother Carson Palmer, a starting NFL QB.

    I think the choice is going to be Palmer. Cutler seems to like him, and there certainly won't be a QB controversy from the fans with him as the #2.
     
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    What I woudnt do to get in between those creamy thighs hahaha

    On a real note he did come from a pro system and will succeed somewhere, I can only imagine trestman sprinkling his pixie dust on him.
     
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