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Martz beating the bushes for quarterbacks

Mike Martz

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz watches his team during NFL Football practice at Halas Hall, Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in Lake Forest, Ill. The Chicago Bears host the Seattle Seahawks in a second round playoff game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


Despite Caleb Hanie’s solid showing in the NFC Championship, the Bears could use another quarterback.

Mike Martz probably wants a young guy to groom from scratch in his system, and the Dan LeFevour experiment didn’t work last year. Martz has hit the road to places like Idaho (for Nathan Enderle) during draft season in hopes of finding a diamond in the rough.’s Gil Brandt thinks that trip could be a sign the Bears aren’t fully happy with a Bears quarterback other than Hanie.

“When the head coach or offensive coordinator looks at a guy at a position, they could be dissatisfied. That could mean that they might not be sold on [Jay] Cutler. When Martz goes to Moscow (Idaho), that should tell you something,” Brandt writes.

It’s just a guess, but we think it tells you the Bears want to develop a backup quarterback.