If the Bears were to call “retired” quarterback Brett Favre, the future Hall of Famer would entertain an offer to return for the final few games of the season, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.
Thus far, the team has not contacted Favre and, during his Monday afternoon press conference, head coach Lovie Smith said the team is not considering adding an outside quarterback.
Favre and Cutler are both represented by James “Bus” Cook.
During the Bears’ current two-game losing streak, fourth-year quarterback Caleb Hanie has completed 48.3 percent of 60 pass attempts for 387 yards with two touchdowns, six interceptions and has been sacked 11 times, compiling a passer rating of 40.8.
The Bears are currently the No. 5 seed in the NFC Playoffs, ahead of the Atlanta Falcons based on their 30-12 win over the Falcons in Week 1.
The Bears do not face an easy road to close out the season, playing at the red-hot Denver Broncos next Sunday before hosting the 5-7 Seattle Seahawks on December 18.
Keep in mind, Chicago closes out its regular season schedule with divisional road games against the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.