Chicago Bears Preseason Roundup: Who Wants To Play QB for the Bears?

August 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It has been an interesting 48 hours for Bears GM Jerry Angelo and his staff, as they tried several times to land a backup QB for Jay Cutler before apparently finding a taker in former Michigan quarterback Matt Gutierrez.
Since Caleb Hanie went down with a shoulder sprain, the Bears offered contracts to, and were rejected by, Trent Green and Todd Collins.
Technically, this is just a temporary position anyway, mainly because the Bears don't want Cutler to play extended minutes in preseason and have only rookie Dan LeFevour in camp.
Still, if the team had been able to sign a veteran with a solid track record, Mike Martz is known to prefer that to a guy like Hanie. But you can't blame a guy for not wanting to risk getting hurt in camp without a guaranteed contract in place.
Meanwhile, Brett Basanez and Mike Teel are both unavailable after receiving injury settlements from the Bears.
So enter Mr. Gutierrez, who, if sig...

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