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Who will backup Jay Cutler in 2012?
The Chicago Bears informed Caleb Hanie this week that he will not be re-signed this offseason. This should come as no surprise to anyone, considering Hanie threw nine interceptions compared to just three touchdowns in his four starts filling in for Jay Cutler last year. Josh McCown, who was signed off the street after the Cutler injury, started the final two games of the 2012 campaign, leading the team to a season-ending victory over the Minnesota Vikings. In his two starts, McCown completed 35 of 55 pass attempts for 414 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions – good for 68.3 QB rating. The team now has to decide whether or not McCown is good enough to be the primary backup to Cutler. It's as important a question to solve as any this offseason. Last year, Hanie inherited a 7-3 team that has just won five in a row. Few teams were as potent all-around as Chicago through 11 weeks last season. Yet Hanie's almost-comical ineptness sent the team into a downward spiral from which...
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