There is no more point making a mockery of the NFL’s preseason.
Its teams are doing a sufficient job of it themselves.
The Bears are basically admitting they’d rather not show up for the preseason finale, by announcing they would not play either quarterback Jay Cutler or backup Josh McCown, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.
That leaves Jordan Palmer and Trent Edwards to go against the Browns, with their hours of experience. Palmer was signed Saturday and Edwards Sunday, after third-stringer Matt Blanchard broke a knuckle on his non-throwing hand.
At least if the Bears had signed JaMarcus Russell, who was the third quarterback they worked out alongside Palmer and Edwards this offseason, the game would have had a sideshow quality that some sick individual might have been entertained by.
Instead, they’re going to punch the clock with some guys their teammates barely know.
But rest assured Bears fans, you still get to pay full fare for that ticket.