Couch is due $15.6 million over the next two seasons but will not get nearly that much from any team. He was first given permission to work out a trade with the Packers, but those negotiations have stalled.
Enter the Bears - maybe. No one in the organization has even hinted that Rex Grossman, whom Angelo drafted in the first round last year (22nd overall), is not entrenched as the starter. While it's very possible Couch would consent to playing behind the 34-year-old Favre for a short while, it's highly unlikely he would accept a backup role to the 23-year-old Grossman, and that's the only job available with the Bears.
Asked specifically about Couch on Sporting News Radio by James Brown on Thursday, Smith said: "Every guy that becomes available you look at. However, we like who we have right now. We're not openly pursuing any quarterback. We think we have the guy to lead us in our system right now. Tim is a good quarterback just like Kurt Warner and Kerry Collins. All those guys are good quarterbacks, but they're not the fit for us. We like who we have."
In 62 appearances, 59 of them starts, Couch has completed 1,025 of 1,714 attempts, for 11,131 yards, with 64 touchdown passes, 67 interceptions and a passer rating of 75.1.