The importance of the #2 QB

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    Okay, then that makes sense. Yeah, I'm pretty sure Trestman rolled with 2 QBs the entire season. I agree that I don't think that's anything against Palmer, just roster moves and dealing with injury. I wonder who he would use if they both got hurt? I hope it would not be Forte.
     
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    I think I heard somewhere that Earl Bennett would have been the stand in QB. Not positive but I remember hearing there was an emergency QB to prolly just take snaps and hand to Forte.
     
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    Hah...well Walter played QB for a game in 84 didn't he?
     
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    Yeah, he was the #3 back then. I just remember that one time Forte tried to throw a pass. No desire to see that again :).
     
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    QB depth may be the best reason to get a strong back up RB to Forte. May have to return to smash mouth football if Cutler gets hurt. In 2 yrs Forte is a FA so getting a replacement on board to learn the offense for a year may not be a bad idea.
     
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    That or draft and develop a quality backup instead of relying on retreds that make you want to cry if Cutler goes down; hell maybe both?
     
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    I thought I was alone in arguing that point. I agree, backup RB is a concern that needs to be addressed. Also, Forte has a ton of miles on him and we have been fortunate not to lose him long term. I hope that doesn't change but ya never know.
     

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