“Jerry Angelo was very easy to talk to, he was always very respectful of my play in college, of my ability. And I have a great respect for him.”
“Who wouldn’t be interested or thinking about the Chicago Bears? For a guy like myself who has been around football a long time and loves tradition and all the stuff that comes with a great NFL franchise, the Bears are at the top of the list with the Green Bay Packers, the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboys. They are right in that storied-franchise mix.”
“Of course things are different with Rex out of the picture, we’ll just see where this free agency takes me from here. I have a great deal of respect for Kyle Orton I thought he played tremendous last year. I’ve always been impressed with him as a player and as a person.”
Simms has played only 19 games through five seasons, completing 291 of 492 passes for 3,087 yards, with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He suffered a ruptured spleen in Tampa Bay’s third game of the 2006 season and has played in just one regular-season game since.
I really don’t see Chris Simms as an upgrade over Rex Grossman.
If they can’t land Byron Leftwich or Kurt Warner, I say sign Rex Grossman for another year.
Rex is probably one of the better backups in the NFL.
Maybe with a better offensive line, he could really be a good QB, who knows?
Simms finished by saying this:
“Whoever brings me in, they’re not going to just bring me in and say, ‘OK, we signed you. You’re the starter.” I know the job isn’t going to be just given to me.
“I just want to go somewhere where, at the very least, I’m the backup. And if I get a chance to compete [for starter], of course, who wouldn’t relish that opportunity?”
all quotes from chicagotribune.com