Brad Briggs of the Chicago Tribune takes a look at the Chicago Bears backup quarterback situation. Briggs notes that the Bears will not be bringing back Todd Collins for another season and that despite placing a restricted free agent tender on Calib Hanie, offensive coordinator Mike Martz isn’t exactly comfortable with idea of having him as the teams No. 2 quarterback.
Todd Collins was terrible last season and that’s putting it lightly. Hanie was able to make some plays for the Bears during the NFC Championship game but he also threw a pick-six to Packers DT B.J. Raji and another one to Sam Shields which clinched the game for Green Bay. General manager Jerry Angelo seems to be a fan of Hanie and has recently said that he has increased in value. Martz’s was reported to be lobbying for a veteran backup last season which is something that could be on the table during the offseason for Chicago.
There are a number of veteran quarterbacks available for the Bears should they decide to listen Martz. Here’s a list of the 2011 Free Agent Quarterbacks.