Todd Collins becomes third quarterback to reject Bears

The Bears clearly don’t think they need a veteran quarterback that badly.

Todd Collins was the third one to reject an offer from Chicago, according to NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora.  The sticking point was money.

“We declined their offer based on the fact there were no guarantees involved,” agent Brad Blank said.

Collins likely fears that he would just be a camp body until backup quarterback Caleb Hanie got healthy. We mentioned last night Trent Green turned them down, as has Damon Huard. Florio said this morning that Josh McCown won’t be coming either.

This whole misadventure is starting to bring back memories of Chicago’s wandering search for an offensive coordinator this offseason.

31 responses to “Todd Collins becomes third quarterback to reject Bears

  1. Whattsa matta, no one wants to play in the Windy Cold Polluted Depressed Smelly Damp Corrupt and Mismanaged City, anymore?

  2. Should the fact that Bears are chasing down OLD Chiefs QBs scare anyone…Green, Collins, Huard.
    Who’s next…Steve DeBerg?

  3. They are going to have to pay somebody something….any vet with any kind of experience won’t play for 3 weeks to be a camp body with no guaranteed money. I don’t blame them.

  4. What’s the problem. We’re talkin’ backup QB.
    Cutler is the Second Coming… No?
    Vikes don’t have a backup QB. (T Jackson ?)
    Packers don’t have a backup QB. (Matt Flynn ?)
    Lions… who cares.

  5. They’ll overpay for old DEs, RBs and TEs, but not a backup QB behind a lousy O-line and a system that results in above-average QB hits. Makes perfect sense to me.

  6. JaMarcus Russell would be an option. Wonder if Jeff Garcia can void out of the UFL for the Bears?

  7. I agree with what most here are saying…turn it into one big PR cluster, and sign either…
    Jeff George or JaMarcus Russell

  8. It’s a sad statement about a team when out of work qbs would rather make nothing, playing for nobody than take a shot at making the Bears. Unless the Bears are telling these guys “when Hanie gets back, you’re gone”, it lets the rest of the world know what players actually think of the organization.

  9. No mention of Quincy Carter yet? Cleo Lemon? Eric Crouch? Elvis Grbac? Kelly Holcomb? Cade McNown? Gibran Hamdan? Rick Mirer?

  10. I’d have to agree with above. Give us a bag of footballs and maybe a throw in a back of coke for Matt Jones and you can have JT O’Suckivan. He’s awful.

  11. Bobby Douglas is waiting by the phone…..
    Seriously, I see them getting Tyler (CCU) Thigpen.

  12. Jesus Christ, you buzzards–what’s the big deal?
    Bears are ADMITTEDLY looking for a temporary stop-gap, a stand in for the #2 spot while Hanie recoups.
    They’ve admitted they’re not paying squat, nor should they:
    In 45 games at Vandy, Cutler’s never missed a start.
    And to my knowledge, he hasn’t missed a game due to injury at the NFL level, either.
    It’s short-term insurance, in pre-season.
    The day we start judging entire organizations by their ability to sign, or skill level of, their 2nd string QBs, is the day I’ll start blowing Biqueen horns and wearing fairy Heidi hair with the rest of you petty snarky fanboys.
    And didn’t we just sign the biggest free agent name out there, and another one of the top FAs–in Peppers and Chester Taylor? So there goes your weak little implication about “no one wanting to come to the Bears”.
    Some facts:
    1. Each off-season, after the draft, the Bears are ALWAYS the first team to lock up all their contracts. ALWAYS. In fact, they frequently set the bar for other teams/players/agents to use.
    2. And they continue to have more players in the HOF than any other organization.
    3. They were the last NFC North team to represent in a Super Bowl, and they’ll be the next ones back.
    4. They founded this league, have 9 NFL Championships in their long storied history–and your sorry punk asses wouldn’t even have an NFL or be on here posting right now if it weren’t for Papa Bear Halas, so check yourselves before you wreck yourselves, fools.
    Learn some goddam respect and have a bit of appreciation for one of the real, ORIGINAL franchises in this league, rather than trashing the whole organization because some insignificant batch of litigious, crybaby, Failvre-obsessed blogger hacks decide it’s fun to scrutinize the inner workings of what amounts to-basically-one meaningless damn practice squad signing.
    Get real, Tardfarts.
    (God, I can’t wait for actual football).

  13. Damond Haurd? He must be waiting for “So You Think You Can Dance” to call.

  14. No one wants to play for these idiots!!! These guys have absolutely NO idea how to run a football team and it shows every decision they make. PLEASE! Get rid of Angelo, and Lovie…. I want the Mcaskeys gone too!

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