On Saturday, the Bears officially added quarterback Jordan Palmer. On Sunday, they went back to the unemployed passer well, adding Trent Edwards.
The Bears announced the acquisition of Edwards on Sunday afternoon.
Edwards appeared in 38 games with 33 starts during stints with the Bills, Jaquars, Raiders, and Eagles. He has a career passer rating of 75.5, which isn’t great but still north of the Kordoza line.
He joins a depth chart topped by Jay Cutler and including one of the McCowns, which is better than having the only McNown. Palmer was signed after Matt Blanchard broke a knuckle against the Chargers.
To make a roster spot for Edwards, the Bears waived receiver Jerrell Jackson.
With the Bears being the only team in the offseason to kick tires on the suddenly svelte JaMarcus Russell, the decision to sign Palmer and then Edwards suggests that the first overall pick in the 2007 draft will continue to wait for his shot at an NFL comeback.