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Bears backup QBs: Better than Cutler?

When the Bears take the field Sunday against St. Louis, Josh McCown will be the starting quarterback for the third time in four games. The Bears are 2-0 in his starts this year and likely would have defeated Detroit on Nov. 10 had McCown played instead of a still-injured Jay Cutler.

But before McCown's success leads to the inevitable clamoring from Bears fans and pundits suggesting that McCown retain the starting job ahead of a healthy Cutler, let's remind ourselves that we have a habit of overreacting to backups' success.

With that in mind, here is a look at Bears fans' ever-fluctuating views of the team's non-Cutler QB as graded on the "Better-Than-Cutler" Scale.

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By Jack M Silverstein, for RedEye
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