The Chicago Bears are bringing in former Oakland Raiders No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell for a tryout this week but he won’t be the only quarterback to get a look from the Bears.
According to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears will also workout former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Trent Edwards and former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Jordan Palmer.
The Bears’ interest in the trio appears to be just due diligence in having a list of players ready to call upon in case an injury were to arise. The team seems fairly set at quarterback with Josh McCown and Matt Blanchard behind starter Jay Cutler.
Edwards has started 33 games and completed 60.9-percent of his passes in his six seasons in the league. He has thrown 26 touchdowns and 30 interceptions.
Palmer has appeared in just four games in his NFL career. He’s completed 10 of 15 passes for 59 yards and two interceptions.