The Chicago Bears didn't formally draft a quarterback, but they did sign a prominent quarterback out of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. This quarterback is Caleb Hanie, a senior who finished with a record of 3-9 in the weak Mountain West Conference. He is 6-2 236 lbs and had 18 Touchdowns and 15 interceptions for the Rams. In the 2007 season he also threw for 2,455 yards.
According to Mel Kiper this guy isn't that bad and Kiper claims that even if the Bears drafted a Chad Henne or a Brian Brohm they wouldn't have had an immediate impact anyway. While this may be true us Bears fans know that we have a serious quarterback predicament on our hands. Rex has performed terribly over the past couple years and the young quarterback out of Purdue, Kyle Orton, may not be ready to be a starting or even regular backup in the National Football League.
I was hoping the bears would cash in on great OT's, a great RB, and a solid QB. I felt we only half accomplished the goals I was wishing to achieve for the upcoming season. I feel Matt Forte, who put up outstanding numbers for Tulane including a great game against LSU in New Orleans, could surprise some people and even compete with Benson for the starting job at running back. Chris Williams and my boy out of Ohio State Kirk Barton are other picks that I'm excited about. In terms of quarterbacks, Let's just hope that Rex and Kyle can surprise us.