Chicago Bears' QB Controversy: Why Caleb Hanie Might Be a Perfect Fit in Chicago

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Chicago Bears' QB Controversy: Why Caleb Hanie Might Be a Perfect Fit in Chicago
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Which quarterback can prove to be the better option under Mike Martz's offense?

After the Bear's heartbreaking loss last Sunday in the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers, most Bear's fans are a little skeptical about trusting Jay Cutler with the franchise. 

After Cutler had a decent first half, he decided that he wasn't okay to keep playing in the second. It's the NFC Championship Game, the winner goes to the Super Bowl, and our starting quarterback decides that he's too injured play. At first, I was concerned about his health and the fate of the team. However, once I saw Cutler walking around the sideline, not even gingerly, I was concerned about the attitude of the face of Chicago. 

After Todd Collins' dismal performance as the backup, it was Hanie time.

Caleb Hanie, the second-year man out of Colorado State was the last hope for Chicago. Down by 14 going into the fourth quarter, Hanie had a huge opportunity to make a name for himself and earn himself at least a backup job somewhere. 

After throwing for 153 yards on 13 of 20 passing with a touchdown, Hanie did just that. If the Bears don't resign him, they're making a mistake.

As a Bears fan, though, it makes me a little mad that it takes a third-stringer to score against Green Bay, instead of the guy we traded the previous starting quarterback, two first-round picks and a second-round pick for. 

The decision between Caleb Hanie and Jay Cutler is a tough one and must be examined through all facets of the game, so here goes.

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