Bears are sure making some solid moves this offseason... :biglaugh:
Resigning Grossman and extending Orton - while Briggs and Berrian are going to test (and do quite well) free agency.
Yeah, that pretty much sounds exactly like the Bears.
At least they will have 3 solid backups that can step up and play if need to. Now they just need that starter and they will be set.
I kind of think Orton should have moved on to be a #2 somewhere... Instead of a #3 with CHI.
Being #3 gives him more time to concentrate on his fun time:
Orton gets a Rex-tension :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Bears
and Griese will be gone next year
5 conclusions about Bears drawn from combine -- chicagotribune.com
Wonderful, 2 of our 3 awful quarterbacks are back under contract for next season. I was getting worried someone else would swoop in and snatch Rex or Kyle away from us...
I think the Bears and the Vikings are going to fight for last place in the North this coming fall. It will all depend on who makes the best (or worst depending on how you look at it) moves this off-season.
If the Bears loose out on their 3 free-agents - I'd pick them as the favorite for that spot.
Combine that with losing a star on offense and so far doing nothing to upgrade a position of dire need (QB) and the durability/toughness issues at RB - yeah - the Bears are going to contend - but I don't think it will be what Bear fans would like to be contending for.
It's gotta suck to be a Bears fan. One quarterback away from being a serious contender, and they don't seem to know it.
This extension tells me that the Bears are buying one more year of out these quarterbacks. I think they will make a move to draft a quarterback that they think can be their future (Matt Ryan?) and give him a year to learn and sit.
As a Packers fan, let's hope they continue the nonsense.