Staying true to their word -- that they would pursue a free agent veteran quarterback -- the Chicago Bears appear to be in the process of signing QB Jason Campbell for their open backup quarterback position, according to the NFL Network's Michael Lombardi:
Expect QB Jason Campbell to visit the Bears soon--they are working on a deal.— Michael Lombardi (@michaelombardi) March 13, 2012
The Bears entered the 2011 NFL season with the duo of QB Caleb Hanie and QB Nathan Enderle as their backups, but when starting QB Jay Cutler went down with a thumb injury, the Bears proceeded to sign QB Josh McCown. Of those three backups, only Hanie and McCown played, and only McCown played well.
Meanwhile, Campbell entered the 2011 season as the starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders until an injury ended his season. In a career split between between the Raiders and the Washington Redskins, Campbell has cultivated a 60.8 completion percentage and an 82.8 QB rating.
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