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Cutler hasn't played 16 games in a season since 2009, so odds are good someone other than him will see time under center in 2014.
Trestman also harped on the fact that he wants his backup to be an asset in the quarterback's meeting room, where McCown excelled.
However, looking at the grim group of replacements, the quarterback whisperer might know he doesn't really have a better option.
Given the other options, we sit some six months from Jordan Palmer possibly starting a game in Chicago.