Hanie is, maybe, the future of the team. If he starts, it will be 3rd Q or later and he'll be playing third-fourth stringers, so it's no good judge of his potential. He won't embarrass himself, that's for sure, but he won't have 100% stats that so many of the Hanie gushers on the Bears' forum think he will have.
I hope the Bears bring in Chris Simms to start from the Bucs soon!
Should the Chicago Bears Drop Todd Collins to technically inactive and up Caleb Hanie?
I agree with Ray. Collins is getting on in football years, and Hanie played very well when he got his shots. I'm not sure, but I also believe the Bears would save money by ditching Collins, if they need to do make cap room. It's one of those cliche'd "win-win" scenarios, in my opinion.