Ok he's looking for a second chance. So what are the possible outcomes? He's lost a ton of weight and has been working out hard to get ready. The knocks on him were that he was lazy, wouldn't work at his craft and didn't have any interest in getting better. Well maybe he grew up. Here's how I see it.
1. You bring him in and he loses more weight, dedicates himself to learning the offense and plays like a guy with a future. We get a relatively sturdy backup to Ben that can throw the ball.
2. He sucks. You signed him for the minimum, with no guarantees. You cut him. The team is known as the team that gave the guy one more chance.
No downside? We're going to sign SOMEONE and we can sign this guy and see what happens. Now I'm not saying I'm for bringing him in. So don't kill me on this. I'm simply suggesting that there might not be a ton of downside to trying him out?
What are your thoughts?