Experience is key

The Bears will have several options in April's draft, but head coach <!--Default NodeId For Dick Jauron is 449099,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:449099]>Dick Jauron</A> doesn't think that a quarterback will not be able to help the team win next year.

Jauron chose his words wisely when discussing if he'd rather have a rookie or veteran starting at quarterback.

"If you had your choice you'd prefer that whoever played it (quarterback) played it really proficiently," Jauron said. "So it doesn't make any difference who it is, a rookie or a veteran. But experience tells you that the rookie doesn't usually play it really proficiently. So if you had your choice and could win while a rookie learned the ropes, learned how to play in the National Football League that's what you'd like to do."

Jauron's staff has been handed a first-round QB in the past and Cade McNown never lived up to expectations.

Part of that blame can be given to poor evaluation of McNown's character and talent, but Jauron's staff must also share in the responsibility.

McNown was forced into the lineup and the team started on a downslide, but Jauron stuck with the youngster. In the end it led to McNown being traded the another first-round bust for the franchise.

However, Jauron didn't have a choice in playing McNown things could be different this time around.

"You'd like to have a young player behind an experienced guy while you're team was winning and then he's ready to assume the responsibilities of the quarterback job when he's ready, when he understands the league and the speed of the league and the defenses here, all those things," Jauron said.

There has been widespread debate whether or not the team will hire a quarterback's coach in an attempt to get the most out of their investment.

Ultimately, the team would love to draft a QB somewhere along the way, but not necessarily early in the draft. Jim Miller will start, if healthy, and GM Jerry Angelo will look to add another veteran in the offseason. Whether it's Shaun King, Jeff Blake this team can't afford to go into next year with Chris Chandler as the backup.

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