INDIANAPOLIS -- The Bears are locked in with Jay Cutler as their franchise quarterback, but Chicago's general manager said Thursday that the team wouldn't be opposed to drafting a rookie signal-caller if backup Josh McCown signs with another team.
Re-signing McCown is something the team would like to get done this offseason, but the seven-year, $126.7 million deal they handed Cutler leaves a limited amounted of greenbacks for the position.
Besides, we expect the Bears to have competition for McCown on the heels of his out-of-nowhere stellar campaign this past season. He's an attractive target for teams looking for a quick-fix stopgap under center, despite our belief that he'd struggle away from Trestman's quarterback whispering.
If they ultimately lose the 34-year-old passer, it would be fascinating to see Chicago draft a young prospect for Trestman to groom from day one. East of Jim Harbaugh, we can't think of a better teacher for an incoming signal-caller.