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Lovie Smith isn’t sure who will start at quarterback next week

Caleb Hanie,  Chris Clemons

Chicago Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie, right, is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons in the second half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


The Bears’ post-Cutler injury collapse hit its nadir Sunday during a 38-14 loss to the Seahawks.

Both Caleb Hanie and Josh McCown threw two interceptions each against Seattle, with two returned for touchdowns. After the game, Lovie Smith didn’t know who would start next week.

Smith said the quarterback position is open.

“I mean, it’s right after the game and we’re disappointed in our performance today in the quarterback position. But I can’t tell you any more than that,” Smith said via

There was a report that Jay Cutler had a shot to play in Week 16 against the Packers, but the Bears may not think it’s worth it.

For the Bears to make the playoffs, they would need to win out and get a ton of help. They haven’t won a single game since Jay Cutler left.