So much for seeing Brett Favre at Soldier Field this season.
His era in Green Bay came to an end when he left there Tuesday after two days of meetings with coach Mike McCarthy.
It looked like the Bears would still get to meet Favre, who drew strong interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who visit Sept. 21 in the first home game of the regular season.
But FoxSports is reporting that the future Hall of Famer has been dealt to the New York Jets. This could free up veteran quarterback Chad Pennington, who has led the Jets to the postseason three times. The Jets will likely need to clear some salary-cap room and he would be the obvious choice to go.
Stay tuned because if the 32-year-old Pennington hits the open market perhaps the Bears will have interest. It's hard to say if Pennington, at his age, could be considered a quarterback of the future though.
There is still the possibility Chris Simms will be cut loose in Tampa. The Bucs are carrying five quarterbacks on their 80-man roster.