Caleb Hanie is an unrestricted free agent this year and I am sure the Bears are going to try to resign him, but the question is what will he cost and will the Bears pay up? He has proven himself to be a very capable backup and with the looming 18 game schedule teams are goign to put even more emphasis on their backup QB’s. I am sure some teams will look at Hanie as a potential guy they would even want to compete for a starting job and their should be some solid bidding for his services. So how much is he going to go for and will the Bears do what ti takes to keep him? Recent year have shown that young guys who show a spark tend to be very well compensated on the open market, probably over compensated. Toud Bouman, Scott Mitchell, Jake Delhomme, Matt Cassell Matt Schaub etc. I would not be surprised to see a team make Hanie an offer in the 3 year 10-15 Million range. I like Hanie alot, and I will also say this – I am fine with paying 5 million a year for a good backup in today’s NFL. I do think that price tag is a lot for Hanie though and we would be better off with a veteran free agent that we can get in that price range. So Bears fans I am afraid to say I think we have seen the last of Hanie in a Bears uniform. I think Angelo will pay for proven talent, but does not like to pay for promise and he will let Hanie go the way of Bernard Berrian. We missed Berrian when he left, but he clearly was not worth the money we would have needed to resign him.
Bears fans tell me what you think. What kind of contract is Hanie going to get? Should we pay that kind of money to resign him or find someone else?