Which quarterback should the Chicago Bears draft?

Matt Scott

Before you get up in arms about the title, let me make this clear: this is not an article proposing that the Bears should pick a quarterback in the 1st round of this year’s draft to replace Jay Cutler.

If the Bears take a quarterback at all, it will be with one of their later selections in the 4th, 5th, 6th, or even 7th rounds. No quarterback taken that late will challenge for a starting spot in year one. It will be a “project” type player who will have to pay his dues in practice and in the film room while patiently waiting for a starting shot down the rode a la Aaron Rodgers.

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ex-ESPN analyst Rob Parker lands at website you’ve never heard of

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I guess the whole apology/clarification thing didn’t work out so well. You remember ESPN First Take guest/host/analyst (although no analysis gets done on that show) Rob Parker, who made the incendiary comments that Robert Griffin III was a “cornball brother” because he has a white fiance and possible Republican tendencies. (Here’s his attractive white fiance)

Parker got canned a few weeks ago, “Rob Parker’s contract expired at year end. Evaluating our needs and his work, including his recent RGIII comments, we decided not to renew,” an ESPN spokesman said in a written statement.

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What The Washington Redskins need to fill this offseason:

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The big question surrounding the Redskins offseason is will RGIII be able to return the next season following his recent injury and surgery? The team also has other holes they need to worry about during this offseason.

The first problem is the decision of who should they keep. There are a few players with contracts up including Pro Bowl player Lorenzo Alexander and Rob Jackson, who filled in well at linebacker when the team had some early injuries. Their contracts, if renewed, could take up a lot of the salary cap and could hinder the Redskins in getting new players to fill other needs that the team has. This becomes an even bigger concern with 2013 being the last year the Redskins are facing an $18 million cap penalty. They also have to decide if DeAngelo Hall is worth the cap hit he has in the last two years of his contract.

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2012 NFL Season Preview: NFC East

With the NFL regular season rapidly approaching, let’s take a look at the intriguing NFC East.  Featuring the reigning Super Bowl champions (Giants), the former “Dream Team” turned “dynasty in the making” (Eagles), the league’s most exciting rookie (Robert Griffin III), and America’s team (you know who that is), this division might just prove to be the wildest in the NFL.

 

Giants: Remember the 2008 team that started 11-1 after winning Super Bowl XLI?  This squad could be similar, with a confident defending champion facing a mild early schedule.  They addressed two big depth needs at RB and WR with their first two draft picks (David Wilson and Reuben Randle), while third-rounder CB Jayron Hosley has made some noise in the preseason.  Just ask Mark Sanchez.

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Badgers Russell Wilson Breaks Passer Rating Record

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His Badgers may have lost an exciting shootout BCS game to the Oregon Ducks, but Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson literally just completed the best season of quarterbacking in college football history. He entered the 98th Rose Bowl game with a passer rating of 191.6.

His performance today yielded a 193.9, giving him a 191.78 for the 2011 season.

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Russell Wilson Should Break Passer Rating Record in Rose Bowl

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Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson will enter the 98th Rose Bowl game with a passer rating of 191.6.

I bring this up because Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III just finished the 2011 season (including the wild Alamo Bowl win) with a pass efficiency of 189.5, which broke the FBS (previously known as college football Division-1A) single season record formerly held by Hawaii’s Colt Brennan.

I think we can officially call this the year of quarterbacking statistics.

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