Mike Martz is implementing his system for the Chicago Bears, who are in win-or-else mode. He's trying to get QB Jay Cutler prepared and can't worry about developing young QBs. There aren't enough snaps to go around. Therefore, it would be nice to have someone in place who already knows the scheme.
The name making the rounds in some NFL circles is Trent Green, who last played with the Rams in 2008. He battled concussions during a 14-year NFL career, including two severe ones in a 13-month period. Green officially announced his retirement less than a year ago and has a promising career as a broadcaster. He signed last week to do the Kansas City Chiefs' preseason games and also works for Fox and NFL Network.
A source close to Green said Green talked with the Bears three or four weeks ago and decided to remain in retirement, but the situation might be fluid. Another former Martz protege, Josh McCown, also has been mentioned.
In Martz's system, Green may actually have some fantasy value should Cutler go down. While it doesn't seem like he's ready to come back, just having the talks means it's not necessarily out of the question.