CHICAGO - OCTOBER 17: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears talks with offensive coordinator Mike Martz during a time-out as Caleb Hanie #12 listens in against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on October 17, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 23-20. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jay Cutler; Mike Martz; Caleb Hanie
The Bears have been taking a hard look at quarterbacks for the draft. North Carolina's T.J. Yates and TCU's Andy Dalton have both been scrutinized by the Bears in workouts, while Mike Martz attended the pro days of two more quarterbacks in the draft.
With the departure of Todd Collins and Caleb Hanie's status uncertain, the Bears will need another quarterback. This is especially true if No. 1 man Jay Cutler continues to get sacked 700 times a game. But through the draft? Really?
This hasn't worked well before, Bears. Dan Lefevour was a draftee from Central Michigan, and he was in Chicago for all of four months. Why would this experiment be any different?
Mike Martz is a great offensive mind, but he should not be given the task of development, and the last thing the Bears need is more youth among signal callers. Instead of drafting another kid, the Bears should follow the Jets model of QB development.
Mark Brunell, a veteran QB, serves as a third quarterback both as a back-up and as a mentor for their young QB, Mark Sanchez. With Cutler's youth and Hanie's continuing growth, wouldn't it make more sense to bring in a veteran like Jeff Garcia to mentor Cutler?