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Bears wanted to bring in Trent Green

Forget Marc Bulger.  Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz wanted to dig deeper into his past to find a veteran quarterback this offseason.

Mike Mulligan of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that the Bears contacted Trent Green about playing again 3-4 weeks ago, but the FOX broadcaster decided to stay in retirement.  The door doesn’t sound fully closed, though. 

“The situation might be fluid,” Mulligan writes.

Green retired a year ago because of concussion issues, but he makes some sense for the Bears. He would provide a veteran presence and know-how without being a true threat to Jay Cutler, like Bulger might be. After seeing Green struggle with head injuries, though, we’re happy he’s trying to stay safely retired. 

This news makes it feel inevitable the Bears will eventually add another quarterback behind Cutler.  Josh McCown has been mentioned as another possibility.

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30 Responses to “Bears wanted to bring in Trent Green”
  1. heartstl says: May 24, 2010 9:58 AM

    Green > Bulger

  2. JuicyMelon says: May 24, 2010 10:09 AM

    I always liked Trent Green and I am also happy he decided to stay retired. I think he’s a good broadcaster and there is definitely some potential for him there!

  3. realitypolice says: May 24, 2010 10:11 AM

    The fact that he is considering the Bears is proof-positive that he is still suffering from the effects of all of those concussions.

  4. downwithdansnyder says: May 24, 2010 10:14 AM

    Really? If Cutler is that thin skinned he’ll never make it. Isn’t the point to have the best players possible? So I want a lesser back up quarterback because I don’t want my starter to feel threatened? That is STUPID.

  5. Florio-is-a-tool says: May 24, 2010 10:35 AM

    and Al Davis wanted to bring in Sid Luckman…

  6. Shademan says: May 24, 2010 10:35 AM

    Trent Green!?!? What an inept franchise.

  7. funi says: May 24, 2010 10:43 AM

    Why not go after Kurt Warner! He knows the system and Cutler would really have a shit fit! Great TV!!

  8. vanhelsing says: May 24, 2010 10:44 AM

    they have caved in to cutler’s ego.
    get bulger.

  9. Slow Joe says: May 24, 2010 10:47 AM

    Did they lose Jim McMahon’s phone number?

  10. Dolphinatic says: May 24, 2010 10:49 AM

    Like a Fat Penguin Trent green would only be there to break the ice between Bears….

  11. Yak says: May 24, 2010 10:54 AM

    Trent Green huh?? This guy get’s looked at the wrong way and he’ll get a concussion. I can’t believe he is better then Bulger, Culpper, Florio’s Mom or anyone else at this point in his career…..except JaMarcuss Russell, he’s just horrible.
    Thank you Bears for letting me know, as a Vikings fan, that I don’t need to worry about you guys taking the division anytime soon with decisions like this one.

  12. dachshund says: May 24, 2010 10:56 AM

    This tells you everything you need to know about Lovie and Martz, neither of whom will be with the Bears after this season.

  13. TEXANS 19 cowgirls 10 says: May 24, 2010 11:06 AM

    I’m glad travis johnson kicked him in the head and ended his career. Trent green tried to throw a blide side… low blow.. cheap shot and he got what he deserved.

  14. j0hnny63 says: May 24, 2010 11:07 AM

    Is Jeff George unavailable?

  15. medic406 says: May 24, 2010 11:18 AM

    The one thing you can say about Martz, he loves and is loyal to his QB’s, no homo

  16. WarrenMoonGOAT says: May 24, 2010 11:21 AM

    how the hell does Josh Mccown keep gettin a job in the NFL?

  17. Bears 287 Packers -26 says: May 24, 2010 11:29 AM

    I rather have Trent Greene as a back-up over Tavaris Jackson or Matt Flynn you mooks. It’s not like he is gonna sniff the field anyways so don’t get your panties in a bunch.

  18. Drat says: May 24, 2010 11:34 AM

    Trent Green is a mature man of outstanding character who understands the game thoroughly. That’s why Martz wants him. Not to play. To be there as a member of this team, the oddly disjointed, fragmented Bears. Martz knows one of the big challenges with the Bears is to take a bunch of immature and fairly idiotic players and get them to think and commit to the team.
    Here are examples of Martz players, thinking men of great character and leadership, and I just don’t see anything like this on the Bears roster: Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, Isaac Bruce, Orlando Pace, Aeneus Williams, and don’t laugh, even Mike Furrey.
    The Bears star QB is a petulant child, and its star LB is an argumentative airhead.
    And for those of you who want to enjoy some football, check out this YouTube: “Top Ten Elusive Runner # 3 : Marshall Faulk”

  19. El Perro says: May 24, 2010 11:53 AM

    Doesn’t matter who these guys bring in, Cutler needs to be pushed. Bears will still have a a worse record than Denver this year..

  20. El Perro says: May 24, 2010 11:55 AM

    Doesn’t matter who these guys bring in, Cutler needs to be pushed. Bears will still have a a worse record than Denver this year..

  21. brownsfn says: May 24, 2010 12:11 PM

    uh oh Cutler…

  22. BigDaddyM says: May 24, 2010 12:40 PM

    Kurt Warner couldn’t go to the Bears anyways, he’s still under contractual obligations to the Cardinals. Really, the Bears need to bring in a hard nosed coach as well, such as Ditka, just to yell at him the whole time for being an idiot. But there are a lot of other QB’s that the Bears could bring in- such as Matt Hasslebeck whenever the Seahawks cut him or they should try and bring in the great Doug Flutie b/c that would be too embarrassing for Cutler to potentially lose his job to Flutie.

  23. Y2Cale says: May 24, 2010 1:00 PM

    Rick Mirer still has plenty of tread on the ol’ tires too. He already has a Bears jersey too.

  24. Sow Crates says: May 24, 2010 1:06 PM

    “and its star LB is an argumentative airhead. ”
    Urlacher hasn’t been the best LB in Chicago in at least 2 years. With Derrick Brooks beyond the twilight of his career, Lance Briggs is the best weakside LB in a 4-3 defense in the entire NFL

  25. pramis123 says: May 24, 2010 1:16 PM

    Hope Trent stays retired as I would hate to see him get seriously injured and besides, he has a great future in broadcasting as long as his brain works.

  26. Other Bears says: May 24, 2010 1:53 PM

    What’s with you jag-offs who think a vet back-up would put pressure on Cutler? Yeah, ’cause Cutler’s going to loose his starting job to Trent Green. There’s a reason he’s using the words “back” and “up.” It’s because they’re looking for a back-up. If Cutler gets hurt, they don’t have the confidence in Hanie or LaFaearvaroeux to do the job. It makes complete sense and has ZERO to do with putting pressure on Cutler to perform.

  27. Maddog says: May 24, 2010 1:56 PM

    Seriously, if they’re thinking of bringing in Trent Green instead of Mark Bulger simply because he’d be less of a threat to Cutler, that team has some serious issues.

  28. db3300 says: May 24, 2010 2:21 PM

    “He would provide a veteran presence and know-how without being a true threat to Jay Cutler, ”
    Yeah, because you wouldn’t want to actually bring in a good QB who might be able to get the team into the playoffs. Better to bring in some mediocre guy who has had his brain scrambled so as not to upset Cutler. The Bears would be better off bringing back Ditka and Butkus.

  29. Franchise says: May 24, 2010 8:55 PM

    Bears 287 Packers -26 says:
    “I rather have Trent Greene as a back-up over Tavaris Jackson or Matt Flynn you mooks. It’s not like he is gonna sniff the field anyways so don’t get your panties in a bunch.”
    Its thinking like that why I’m not worried about the Bears. On the flipside, I’d rather have Favre or Rodgers over The Million Dollar Baby any day of the week.

  30. SmackDaPack says: May 25, 2010 6:27 PM

    Ughh! This makes it embarrassing to be a Bears fan. Trent Green as a mentor yes, Trent Green as a player no. This just illustrates that Bears management has no testicular fortitude. Marc Bulger makes more sense but he is too “viable” an option and therefore makes Cuntler insecure, so the team won’t sign him.
    Just a general note please stop typing no homo unless of course you are actually 14 years old.

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