That's why the Akron native and former Ohio State Buckeye is looking at Sunday's season finale against the 49ers as an audition for the rest of the league.
"That's my mind-set," Wells said, via the Arizona Republic. "I'm just going to go out there and put my best foot forward for all the 31 other teams that's watching."
Oh, so you're pretty much gone from Arizona after this year, huh?
"Oh, without a doubt," he said. "It's inevitable."
Wells was benched last week against the Bears after his lost fumble led to a returned touchdown for Chicago (he only carried the ball four times for three yards). That followed another injury-plagued season in which he was affected by a bum knee and turf toe (he was on the IR list with a designation to return).
If the club picks up his option, Wells would be owed slightly more than $1.1 million for 2013 before he becomes a free agent. The chances of that happening, though, appear awfully slim.