What is the problem with the Chicago Bears? Why does a team with such a rich football history and in such a massive media market struggle so hard to find a good quarterback?
Since Hall of Famer Sid Luckman retired after the 1950 NFL season, Bears fans have had to suffer through starting quarterbacks like Bob Avellini, Mike Tomczak, Steve Walsh, Shane Matthews, Cade McNown, Jim Miller, Kyle Orton, Brian Griese, Jason Campbell, Mike Glennon, Caleb Hanie, Jimmy Clausen, Chase Daniel, Chad Hutchinson, Jonathan Quinn, Craig Krenzel, Steve Fuller, Rusty Lisch, Mike Hohensee, Henry Burris, Steve Stenstrom, Moses Moreno, Todd Collins, Brian Hoyer, Josh McCown, Rick Mirer, Peter Tom Willis, Will Furrer, and Matt Barkley.
And here we all were thinking that the Cleveland Browns were the team that had problems at quarterback all these years.
Only Rex Grossman and Jim McMahon were able to steer the Bears to a Super Bowl over the past 70 years (winning one plus the 1963 NFL Championship Game with Billy Wade under center), and Luckman, with 14,686 career passing yards, is still number two on the Bears’ all-time passing list (behind Smokin’ Jay Cutler with 23,433 yards).
And while the Bears are reportedly in the market for Russell Wilson and have been going after him hard, on Monday and Tuesday, NFL insiders were claiming that Chicago is strongly considering signing former Bengals and Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) March 16, 2021
Needless to say, with the team’s history at quarterback, the thought of the Bears signing Dalton and having even the slightest chance to take over for Trubisky as Chicago’s starting QB is not sitting well with the team’s fans. Not. At. All.
If some combo of Trubisky, Foles, Dalton, Minshew, Mariota, Darnold, Smith, or one of the 49ers QBs is/are the QB(s) in Chicago this season can we all go to Halas Hall & protest? I can't believe owners of billion $ org can get away w/ not doing their jobs well year after year...— Bears, Extend ARob, Trade for Wilson or Watson (@Balakay) March 16, 2021
I’d rather take the field with no qb
— Cameron Willingham (@CamWillingham21) March 16, 2021
This would be the most Bears thing to ever Bear.— Eric Anderson (@Eric42Anderson) March 16, 2021
It really would.