The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have too many quarterbacks and the Chicago Bears have a shortage with only Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton returning a few undrafted rookies trying out for the team. The Bucs have been expected to release quarterback Chris Simms for a few weeks now and the move appears imminent. The rumors around Chicago are the Bears are patiently waiting his release and may give the young quarterback a shot in a Bears uniform.
It wouldn’t be much of an improvement over Grossman or Orton but at least it offers another arm for competition in training camp. Given the lack of success at quarterback for the Bears, they are willing to take gambles to go in new directions.
This by no means indicates Simms has the potential to start in Chicago but it would be an interesting turn in events and a fresh face. Grossman appears to still be the organization favorite but they plan on giving Orton every opportunity to win the starting job.