Brett Favre

Run the deep out to Chicago.

Word is, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre wants to try to stick it to his former team one more time.

Sources close to Favre say he would listen to the Chicago Bears if they contacted him about a return. The Bears have started Caleb Hanie the last two games while Jay Cutler is recovering from a broken finger that’s expected to keep him out for the rest of the regular season. He’s thrown six interceptions against only two touchdowns and the Bears put up only three points on Sunday.

The Bears don’t seem to have any interest in Favre, though.

“That’s our group,” Smith said of the three quarterbacks on the Bears’ roster. “We’re going to make improvements with our group. We’re not looking on the outside. We won’t have a quarterback tryout or anything like that.”

The Bears are still making a playoff push at 7-5, even though they’ve lost their last two games. What adding Favre would do, other than turn Soldier Field into a circus, is debatable. Favre isn’t familiar with Mike Martz’s offense — when he signed with the Minnesota Vikings, coach Brad Childress’ offense was very similar to the one he ran in Green Bay.

It doesn’t make a lot of sense to try to teach a new quarterback a new offense with only four games left on the schedule. The Bears — or any other team, for that matter — aren’t interested in Donovan McNabb, who was cut by the Vikings last week and went unclaimed on waivers, either.

Receiver Devin Hester said it wouldn’t make sense to add McNabb or anyone else.

“It’s going to be tough right now to add a quarterback that hasn’t played in a Mike Martz offense,” he said. “It’s one of the more difficult offenses to run, so to get a quarterback that hasn’t been in that offense, right now it’s going to be a waste of time. I guess we’ll stick with the guys we have right now and hope we get better with those guys.”

So there you have it.