We could see this working out. Maybe:
- The last time the Chicago Bears lost an injured starting quarterback for an extended period, Kyle Orton stepped in and helped the team enjoy a remarkable season that ended with an NFC North crown.
Although the Bears will replace injured quarterback Jay Cutler with backup Caleb Hanie for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders, they're still looking for a veteran backup, and Orton suddenly is available.
The Denver Broncos waived Orton on Tuesday, making him available to the Bears and 30 other NFL teams. A league source confirmed to the Tribune that the Bears are interested in reacquiring Orton.