Jay Cutler, Brett Basanez, Caleb Hanie, are the three quarterbacks for the Chicago Bears this year. AnswerParty!
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Caleb Jeffrey Hanie (born September 11, 1985) is an American football quarterback of the National Football League (NFL) who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Colorado State.
Third quarterback rule
Brett Stephen Basanez (born May 11, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Northwestern.
Basanez has also been a member of the Chicago Bears.
The third quarterback rule was a rule in the National Football League that governed the use of a third quarterback in addition to the starter and the backup. This rule was abolished in the 2011 season.
The third quarterback did not count towards the team's 45-man active roster. If the third quarterback entered the game at any position during any of the first three quarters, the starter and backup became ineligible to play for the rest of the game; the third quarterback could have entered the game in the fourth quarter while preserving the eligibility of the starter and backup.
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