But apparently when the team loses one third-string quarterback, they have to go out and sign two more. In addition to Palmer, the Bears made another move in bringing in former Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards.
#Bears sign QB Trent Edwards, team announces. Waive WR Jerrell Jackson.— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) August 18, 2013
Edwards was a third-round draft pick of the Bills in 2007, starting nine games for them that season.
Brad Biggs posted the thought that maybe Edwards and Palmer provide competition for a third, veteran quarterback to make the roster: He started 30 of his first 32 games for the Bills, then was cut from the team in 2010 and signed by the Jaguars. He spent 2012 in Philadelphia as a backup, getting in only one game and throwing two passes.
Addition of Edwards after signing Jordan Palmer indication #Bears may consider quick competition for a veteran that makes 53 man roster— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 18, 2013
Which, of course, remains to be seen. They could still easily keep two. And further according to Biggs...
#Bears original plan was to sign only Palmer. Change of heart a day later and added Edwards to create competition/possibilities— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 18, 2013