Finally, a backup who's got their back

August, 10, 2012
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CHICAGO -- The words "Chicago Bears quarterback" and "depth" are not normally seen in the same sentence unless "lack of" is in there too.

So we can disregard, for now, the paltry 13 yards on 4-of-5 completions that Jason Campbell racked up in three series of the Bears first preseason game Thursday night at Soldier Field.

So astounding is it that for the first time, well, ever, that the Bears have a solid backup quarterback behind a potentially exceptional starter, you're almost skeptical.

The Bears are merely grateful.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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