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If the Bears are going to get a QB...

they should do it now. Apparently, Trent Green is on the trading block, and may be cut altogether. While i haven't been in favor of pursuing a new QB all off-season, its more for a lack of legitimate alternatives to Grossman. If we're going to replace him, it has to be with a QB who can win NOW. Jeff Garcia doesn't fit because he can't throw the ball downfield. Green can. Statistically, he's been one of the best QB's of the decade, placing in the top 5 in DPAR 5 of the last 6 seasons. If that makes no sense to you consider his career QB rating: 87.5.

There are three concerns i'd have with Green, all based on his poor play last year, when he posted a career-low 74.1 QB rating (slightly higher than Grossman's 73.8), and a 15.6 DPAR (only 22nd in the league, but still better than Grossman's 4.1):

  1. he may never recover from the concussion he suffered last season;
  2. he might only do well in Dick Vermeil's offense; and
  3. his abilities may be regressing due to age.
I still think the Bears should go after him. They should offer up Brian Griese and a late-first day or early 2nd day pick for Green (or perhaps we could switch 2nd round draft picks ala the Jones-2-Jets deal). Obtaining him would require him passing a physical, which should help to alleviate the health-related concerns above. The Chiefs can have Griese be an insurance policy in case Huard and Croyle both implode, and also would get an extra value in their draft. The Bears could open up a QB competition between Grossman and Green. If Grossman wins, Green isn't much worse off than he would have been in KC. If Green wins, the team can still try to develop Grossman for the future while going for a title next season. If Grossman balks, they can then look to deal him for something else.

If the Bears are considering upgrading the QB position for next year, this will be their best opportunity to do so. Green comes with more experience and a better resume than Harrington, Schaub, or Carr and comes with a better arm than Garcia. If nothing else, they should at least look into it.

What do you all think?

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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