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All a team can ask for in regards to their pursuit of a starting quarterback is that they at least have options. Too many times in the past, the Chicago Bears have picked the worst years to have a need for a new signal caller. Years like 2003 when the selections were beyond slim. Yet they couldn’t ignore the need any longer, so they went with the best guy they could get in Rex Grossman.

He got them to a Super Bowl, but he was nowhere close to what the franchise has needed for decades. Now GM Ryan Pace is about to take his turn, and some fear he faces the same exact predicament as his predecessors. He just hasn’t picked the best off-season to find “that guy.” The quarterback he can build his envisioned team around.

Often in these situations a GM may have to get creative with his solutions. The best methods involve not one quarterback, but two. A quarterback to solve the immediate problem of having to win and another with eyes towards the future. It’s been done before, but is difficult to pull off. Luckily the Bears may be getting some help.

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Brainwashed by the sports culture as a wee lad, Erik was educated to be a writer at the prestigious Columbia College. He has spent the past 10 years covering the Bears.