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Will the Bears actually go into the season with Josh McCown and Matt Blanchard has their backups to Jay Cutler?
Should they choose to do so, that could be a problem.
You never want to think Cutler can go down with an injury, but the fact is that he's only played a full 16-game season in three of his seven seasons in the NFL.
In the tightly contested NFC North, one game can make or break the season. The Bears missed the playoffs last year byone game and can't get into a mindset of just letting one go because they don't have a viable backup.
Jason Campbell wasn't terrible in his stint with the team, but did nothing to prove he was the long-term answer either. He was outshined by a young rookie on Monday Night Football named Colin Kaepernick who went on to lead the Niners to the Super Bowl.
Kaepernick was on fire that night so that's no knock on Campbell, but it still shows there's a huge dropoff from Cutler to the next guy. Should it be McCown and Blanchard, it will be an even bigger dropoff.
Yes, McCown came on strong at the end of 2011, but even Caleb Hanie looked good at one point.
Hopefully, Marc Trestman's offense and expertise can help both players and, hopefully, Cutler stays healthy to make this a moot point.