No Shock, Bears waive Quinn

LAKE FOREST- After one horrible season in Chicago, the Bears waived QB Jonathan Quinn on Tuesday. Despite the Bears uncertainty at quarterback, the move comes as no surprise.

Quinn, who signed with the team as a free agent a year ago, was winless in three starts after Rex Grossman went down with a season ending knee injury.

The seven-year NFL veteran played in five games with Chicago during the 2004 season, which he totaled 51 completions on 98 pass attempts for 413 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

Quinn was the third QB for the final four games of the season. He was slotted to make a base salary of $750,000 in 2005 with a cap value of $900,000.

The firing of Terry Shea as offensive coordinator can be linked to Quinn. The two worked together in Kansas City and Shea backed Quinn as being ready to be a backup quarterback despite the fact that he hadn't thrown a pass in an NFL game since 2001.

The Bears still believe Grossman is the starting quarterback, but that won't stop them from looking at free agent options to bolster the position. If nothing is done, Chad Hutchinson remains an option behind Grossman with Craig Krenzel, Kurt Kittner, Jeff George and Ryan Dinwiddie to compete as the third quarterback.


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