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.