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Kerry Collins, Latest Bears Rumor

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Come one, come all. Welcome to Lov & Jerry's QB shop. Come in from the heat and have a scoop or rumor as it is. We have 31 flavors of the latest and greatest QBs.

Yesterday we brought you the slow churned Byron Leftwich. Today's flavor is Kerry Collins.

Collins has told the Tennessee Titans and for that matter that the league that he is a starter and has a few more good years left, but if he isn't a starter he is going to retire.

"I made my case known, that I'd like to be here and feel that I can be a part of several more good seasons. I have several good years left in me, I know that," Collins said. "I will pack up and go somewhere else. I don't want to, but that's the reality of this business. … I am a starter in this league and if nothing materializes that way I will retire.''

Collins is a free agent and as such the Titans are going to have to make a decision on him. They drafted Vince Young to be their QB of the future, but benched him for the season after a few games due to injury and personal issues. They will not be able to keep Young on the bench long paying him that much.

The Bears would not give Collins the nod up front, but maybe the chance to go into training camp in an open competition would be intriquing to him. Collins, as a veteran, would be more apt to pick up a new system more quickly than a QB chosen in the draft or some other young on the rocks QB.

Passing Rushing Sacks
G Rating Comp Att Pct Yds Y/G Y/A TD INT Rush Yds Y/G Avg TD Sack YdsL
2008 - Kerry Collins 16 80.2 242 415 58.3 2676 167.3 6.4 12 7 25 49 3.1 2.0 0 8 60

Collins is a nice mix of one time quitter, revived career and desperate for one last shot that he makes more sense for a team like the Bears.

What is your take on Collins?