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Bears offseason roster breakdown: Quarterback

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Here is the fifth of eight positional breakdowns of the Chicago Bears' offseason roster following the NFL draft.



Position: Quarterback

Notable additions: Shane Carden and Pat Devlin

Notable subtractions: None

Summary: Despite rampant offseason speculation, Jay Cutler remains the Bears' No. 1 quarterback. Adam Gase will be the fifth offensive coordinator to coach Cutler since he arrived in Chicago in 2009. Cutler completed 370 of 561 pass attempts for 3,812 yards, 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions last year. He lost his job in Week 16, but an injury to Jimmy Clausen forced Cutler back on the field for the Bears' season finale loss in Minnesota. Even though the Bears finished a disastrous 5-11, Cutler did have the second-highest quarterback rating of his career (88.6). Gase recently spoke highly of No. 2 quarterback Clausen, who completed 23 of 39 passes for 181 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in his lone start in 2014. Clausen appears to be secure in the primary backup role. He also played for Bears head coach John Fox in Carolina. The No. 3 job (if the Bears decide to keep three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster) is between 2014 sixth-round pick David Fales, undrafted rookie free agent Shane Carden and former Miami Dolphin and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Pat Devlin. Devlin actually won a roster spot based on his performance at the club's rookie minicamp, although Devlin is far from a rookie. If the Bears quarterback of the future is currently on the 90-man offseason roster, he has yet to reveal himself publicly.