Bears Sign QB Todd Collins
Collins is a former second round pick
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 18: Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn talks with quarterback Todd Collins #15 during their game against the Kansas Chiefs October 18, 2009 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. The Chiefs won the game 14-6. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Updated at 12:54 PM CDT on Thursday, Sep 2, 2010
The Chicago Bears Monday signed another veteran backup quarterback to play behind Jay Cutler.
Todd Collins, 38, who's played stints with the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins, reportedly inked a 1-year deal. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Collins has completed 381 of 674 passing attempts (56.6 percent) for 4,479 yards, 22 touchdowns and 19 interceptions to compile a 76.0 passer rating in 47 games (20 starts). He is a former second round pick (45th overall) of the Buffalo Bills.
The veteran reportedly turned down the Bears last week when it became clear they wouldn't offer him guaranteed money. They signed Matt Gutierrez instead.
But a Saturday night preseason performance which included five sacks in the first half likely encouraged the Bears to change their mind on incentives.
Team officials said they'll announce the roster move later today.
Published at 10:15 AM CDT on Aug 23, 2010