No doubt

Despite having a history of concussion problems <!--Default NodeId For Chris Chandler is 292192,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:292192]>Chris Chandler</A> isn't thinking about retirement.

"I'll be starting up again the end of January," Chandler said. "I don't have to think about it. I'm ready to go. I can't wait to play, especially after how disappointing the season ended up for everybody, getting it turned back around.

"I have an awesome family, but this is what I do, I don't know anything else. It's fun when February comes rolling around and you start your off-season workouts, getting ready for the nest season, especially with the way this one ended, be nice to turn it around."

The 15-year veteran finished the season with a QB rating of 79.8, which is right around his career average of 80.8.

Head coach Dick Jauron admitted he hasn't brought up retirement to Chandler and said his desire to play the game is still strong.

"He was extremely disappointed (about not starting in the season finale) and he was clear about wanting to continue playing football."

However, will the Bears want him back?

Jim Miller is scheduled to have surgery on his throwing arm January 6 and rehab is expected to take three months, but if everything goes to plan then he would still be the Bears starter.

Although, there is a debate what round the team will select a QB in April's draft there is little doubt one will be taken at some point.

With Miller and Chandler both having injury problems the management will be hesitant to bring both of them back with a rookie as the third quarterback, so acquiring a backup with some experience will be on the off-season wish list.

Meaning Chandler's days in Chicago and maybe the NFL are numbered.


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