Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears to bring back Rex Grossman?


The Chicago Bears only have Carson Palmer‘s brother Jordan backing up Jay Cutler after the team lost Josh McCown to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

There was absolutely no chance that this team was going to be able to bring McCown back in as a back up after the year he had with them in 2013 after Cutler fell to multiple injuries. Mark Sanchez was a possible target until the Philadelphia Eagles picked him up, pretty much swapping quarterbacks with the New York Jets.

So the question right now is, will the Bears bring in another veteran to compete with Palmer or try to find one in the later rounds of the draft? Well, right now it appears that they will more than likely pick one up via free agency.

This years draft will focus mainly on defense, considering the help that they need on that side. They could afford to draft another halfback, center or tight end when it comes to the offensive side of the ball, but a corner, safety and defensive tackle will be top priority in 2014.

With that being said, who could they bring in? Well you have Josh Freeman and Matt Cassel who both took at shot with the Minnesota Vikings but were released during the offseason. There are only a few teams in the league who could have a legit quarterback competition, but Chicago isn’t one of them.

But it is a place where backups could go just in case Cutler were to fall to an injury. Knock on wood. So why not bring someone who helped take this team to the Super Bowl against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts back in 2006?

Yes, I’m talking about none other than Sexy Rexy Grossman himself. He was drafted 22nd overall in the first round back in 2003 by Chicago. He became the first Chicago Bears quarterback since Erik Kramer since 1995 to start all 16 games for the team.

Grossman finished that season with 3,193 passing yards, 23 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions. Things have gone down hill for Grossman after that season.

After spending the first six years of his career with the Chicago Bears, he finally moved on but this time with the Houston Texans. The Texans rolled the dice with the turnover prone Grossman, but he only played in one game. He finished the year with only 33 passing yards and one interception.

He then moved onto the Washington Redskins for the 2010, 2011 season. In two years with the Redskins, he played 17 games, recorded 4,035 passing yards, 23 touchdown passes and 24 interceptions.

Grossman hasn’t played in the league since. Would it make sense to bring someone in who is familiar with the organization and helped lead this team to a Super Bowl, as a backup to someone who has made it his goal to win a Super Bowl with this franchise?

This move could be very possible.

Tags: Chicago Bears Rex Grossman

  • bobportcharlotte

    Why not?

  • bobportcharlotte

    Though I would prefer Tim Tebow or Vince Young. I cannot say how unhappy I was having to begin last season with Josh McCown as the Bear backup QB. If Trestman could make McCown into a star why not Grossman, Tebow or Young?

  • disqus_c5F3aYHEJS

    You can report and say anything you want nowadays, just by pulling it out of your butt and adding a question mark at the end.

  • Dale Holmgren

    It would be the ultimate “quarterback whisperer” experiment. I always liked Grossman; he was demonized for his interceptions, but what an arm! Until Cutler, the Bears had rarely seen anything like the ropes he threw.