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2013 NFL Draft: 5 Quarterbacks the Chicago Bears Should Consider Drafting

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2013 NFL Draft: 5 Quarterbacks the Chicago Bears Should Consider Drafting
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With Jay Cutler entering the last year of his contract, the Bears would be wise to grab a quarterback in this year's NFL draft.

The 2013 NFL draft has been criticized for lacking a true franchise quarterback in its pool of prospects.  And while players like Geno Smith, Matt Barkley and Tyler Wilson will all challenge for first-round consideration, none of them possess the can't-miss qualities of 2012's Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

The Chicago Bears won't be in the early-round quarterback market, nor should they be.  But with Jay Cutler entering the final year of his contract, the Bears would be wise to bring in a mid-to-late-round prospect in an effort to catch lightning in a bottle.

As the roster currently stands, Cutler can hold the Bears hostage.

Having a talented young passer behind Cutler will allow the Bears' front office and new coaching staff to evaluate the seven-year pro from a less-than-panicked position.

Cutler is the Bears franchise quarterback.  And there's no reason to suggest that he won't be re-signed to a long-term contract and continue on his quest toward bringing a Lombardi Trophy to the Windy City.

But what if he does leave?

The Bears cannot take Cutler, or the quarterback position, for granted.  They need to re-sign No. 6 while at the same time building a roster that takes his departure into consideration.

The following are five quarterback prospects that should be available to the Bears between rounds four through six in the 2013 NFL draft.

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