Backing up Cutler, Caleb Hanie has gone from undrafted free agent to unchallenged No. 2 in two short years, and third stringer Brett Basanez deserves a pat on the back for his work in the film room and being Cutler's eyes from the sideline on game day.
Hanie has seen limited action during the regular season. He finished last year with three completions on seven attempts for 11 yards with one interception. At Colorado State, Hanie displayed decent skills but not overwhelmingly impressive numbers.
Basanez has thrown just 11 passes in his NFL career, all coming in one game with the Panthers back in 2006. His effectiveness on the highest level has yet to be proven. He did enjoy a successful college career at Northwestern. Before graduating, Basanez threw for 10,580 yards. He also fell just four yards short of becoming the first player in Division-I history to pass for at least 10,000 yards and rush for over 1,000.
Rank: 16thThe Bears currently have the No. 16 quarterback situation in the NFL, one spot ahead of Matt Hasselbeck and the Seahawks but one spot behind David Garrard and the Jaguars. Of the NFC North rivals, the Packers are No. 5, the Vikings are No. 9 and the Lions are No. 26. With Peyton Manning, the Colts are currently No. 1 overall.
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