Chicago Bears Rumors: Brandon Weeden Would be Perfect Backup for Jay Cutler

By Connor Muldowney
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Not many teams will be interested in recently-released quarterback Brandon Weeden. Although most quarterbacks who have been in the league for just two years would get more of an opportunity to succeed than Weeden did, his age became a factor. However, his career in the league is far from over as he will likely be receiving calls from other teams. One of those teams could, and should, be the Chicago Bears.

There have been rumblings around the league of possible backups to Jay Cutler now that Josh McCown has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Weeden’s name has come up more often than not.

The 30-year-old third-year quarterback will have no problem finding work, but he will also have no problem sitting on the bench and seeing very little action compared to his time with the Cleveland Browns in which he played in 23 of 32 career games in the league.

Cutler fell to an injury last season which kept him out for a few games and McCown stepped in and put up monster numbers because the NFL veteran had previous starting experience.

Weeden could be the guy to fill in for Cutler when he gets injured and he even provides starting experience — although it did not warrant the best results.

Chicago fans would moan and groan at the idea of Weeden coming to town to back up their franchise quarterback, but in a time where quarterbacks are like gold, who else would do the job of backing up Cutler and be completely fine without starting? Michael Vick sure wouldn’t.

This is a move that needs to happen soon.

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