The Bears will play a third-string quarterback for the second time in three weeks when they travel to Detroit on Sunday.
With Shaun Hill out with a broke right index finger, the Lions announced Wednesday that Michigan State product Drew Stanton would make his second career start against the Bears. Stanton has played in three games this season, completing 20 of 35 passes for 233 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
"Drew is good," Bears safety Chris Harris said. "I went back and watched him finish the half against the Giants [earlier this season]. He's more mobile. We're going to have to rush him like we rushed [Michael] Vick because he's got very good feet. That's something we have to be aware of."
In his only NFL start last season, he threw three interceptions and was benched against the 49ers.
"That's not the type of question I'm able to answer because I'm not on the offensive side of the ball and I don't really have that feel for playing with them," rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said when asked if all the injuries to quarterbacks was frustrating. "Obviously, we wish we had our starting quarterback but I think every quarterback we do have is capable of carrying this team. Without question, Drew has stepped in at times and definitely shined. It's exciting for him to be able to come in and have an opportunity to play a whole game and showcase his talent."
The last time the Bears faced a third-string quarterback it was Miami's Tyler Thigpen. The Bears won that game 16-0. Thigpen completed 17 of 29 passes for 187 yards and an interception.