LINK to the article THE TOP 10 WORST CHICAGO BEARS QUARTERBACKS SINCE 1986 1. Jonathan Quinn
At no point during the development of Jonathan Quinn did he look like a qualified NFL player. But Terry Shea thought so. Bears offensive coordinator Terry Shea came from Kansas City preaching a new style of offense. The Bears felt it would be in their best interest to use a quarterback familiar in the system as a backup. Quinn met all the requirements...except for being able to throw a ball.
Quinn's stats don't match the people before him. However, he represents the ineptitude for Bears quarterbacks since 1986. This guy was discovered, sold as the answer, and then looked worse than any Bears quarterback...ever. Some plays in particular that I liked from Quinn...The four yard in-route thrown to the player's knees. The 3rd and 18 checkdown that leads to a 2 yard gain. And the best of the best...the 'I followed through too far and I chucked the ball at the ground so far that it bounced right back up and I caught it for a six yard loss' play. I love that play.
What made Quinn so special was that he didn't have any touch. Tomczak was the same way, but Tomczak made plays. Quinn made my stomach hurt. Quinn threw screen passes like he was trying to knock the pins down at the county fair. Although he yielded a CTCR of 17.4, which doesn't beat everybody, his lack of any discernable talent creating a void in my heart that I have tried to fill to this day keeps him down on this list...okay, maybe that was too much. He just stunk.