Trent Green told the “Waddle and Silvy Show” (AM-1000) that the Bears gauged his interest in possibly coming out of retirement and being considered among the candidates to be Jay Cutler’s backup but that he wasn’t the only quarterback the team was interesting in signing.
Green also mentioned Josh McCown and Mark Bulger, two other quarterbacks who have worked with Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz in the past.
Green said on Thursday morning that he thought about coming out of retirement for a couple weeks after being contacted by the Bears and had even began working out when he decided he would prefer to pursue a career as a football analyst instead.
A severe concussion helped convince Green to retire after the 2008 season.
“Looking back on everything, it was a great 15 years and I enjoyed every minute of it.” he said. “I told Mike Martz this because we’ve talked for years, I would play forever if that was physically possible, but I was just at a point where that didn’t make a lot of sense. And I did I told them thanks for considering me in the mix but I’m going to continue to pursue my TV career.”
Green predicted that Cutler will excel in Martz’s offense.
“I know Jay took a lot of heat for it last year, his kind of gun slinger mentality,” he said. “Sometimes he’s a little to careless with the ball, but there are some throws he can make that not many quarterbacks in this league can make and that’s what makes him so special. Its going to be up to Mike to emphasize to him when those opportunities are to take the chances, and when its not the proper time to take the chances.”