Former Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley was one of four players who participated in a tryout with the Chicago Bears on Tuesday, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Worley hasn’t played in a game since suffering a torn labrum on Oct. 18, 2014, against Ole Miss. He threw for 3,556 yards, 23 touchdowns and 21 interceptions during his college career.
Chicago is looking to add to its quarterback depth following Jay Cutler’s injury on Sunday against the Cardinals. Cutler is expected to miss “at least two weeks” with a hamstring injury, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jimmy Clausen will start on Sunday at Seattle. Clausen has a record of 1-10, five touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 11 career starts.
There’s a chance Worley lands in Chicago given the team’s current quarterback situation. There’s a growing portion of the fan base that wants Cutler out of town, according to Kyle Thele of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Clausen is inexperienced and hasn’t fared well in the games he’s played in. Worley could start out as someone who provides depth and eventually evolve into a legitimate threat for the starting job should the team’s struggles continue.
#Bears put QBs Alex Tanney and Justin Worley through tryout today along with WRs DeVier Posey and Deonte Thompson, according to source.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 22, 2015