Top 5 Bears QBs in Franchise history

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  1. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas
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    I am bored and, honestly I want to see people disagree and have some good natured debates.

    Rank your Top 5 QBs in Bears history.

    I will go first

    1. Sid Luckman
    2. Jay Cutler
    3. Jim McMahon
    4. Erik Kramer
    5. Rex Grossman

    Your turn
     
  2. riczaj01

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    okay i'll give my qualifications, the amount of games played, yards put up and points scored.
    1) Luckman
    2) Blanda
    3) McMahon
    4) Cutler
    5) Harbaugh
     
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  3. BuddyRyans46

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    as a passer:

    1-Luckman
    2-Erik Kramer circa 1995
    3-Cutler
    4-McMahon
    5-Rex Grossman, through the first 6-7 games of 2006
     
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  4. ChiCityBears

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    Talk about Tournament of Bad. If Grassman is in the top 5 of Bears QBs, you know your franchise sucks.
     
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  5. BradMustersGhost

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    meh, T-Rex was ON FIRE for those first 5-6 games back in 2006 before teams figured out he couldn't throw the intermediate pass on underneath routes. When he was free to HEAVE IT DOWNFIELD, he was pretty effective. It was nice to have a high-powered offense, even if it was for only a handful of games before the BAD T-Rex showed up.
     
  6. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas
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    blah blah blah

    instead of complaining about mine or others top 5s having Grossman in it... give us yours
     
  7. Xa0sG0rilla

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    Do we have 5 good QBs?

    Luckman at one.... Might have to put Jay at 2.... Jimmy Mac at 3.... Kramer at 4.... five? erm.... Personally i'd have to put Bobby Douglass ahead of Rexy tho... or maybe Orton... (shudder).
     
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  8. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    At one time we had TWO future Hall of Fame quarterbacks AND the recent Heisman Trophy winning quarterback on the same Chicago Bears roster. Papa Bear liked to stockpile good QB's back then. Here is a photo of Papa Bear with these 3 QB's (the other QB was a 3rd rounder, Steve Romanik). This pick is of Blanda & Luckman who both are in the Hall of Fame. Johnny Lujack is the Heisman winner. For that matter, I guess it has 3 Hall of Famers in this pic because Papa Bear is in the Hall too, but not as a QB.

    And no, I didn't take this picture.......I'm an old fart, but not THAT old :-)

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    In 1948, Halas also drafted a pretty good QB named Bobby Layne.
     
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    Here's a pic of Bobby Layne, Luckman and Blanda as Bears. Layne should have been in the Hall of Fame, IMHO too. So here's two Hall of Fame Bears QB's and one who just missed being in the Hall:

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    1. Sid Luckman
    2. Jay Cutler
    3. Erik Kramer
    4. Jim McMahon
    5. Bobby Douglass
     
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  12. hoth

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    1. Sid Luckman
    2. Jim McMahon
    3. Bill Wade
    Nobody's mentioned him yet........from 1961-1966 his record w/ the Bears was 27-20-2 + a championship. He's gotta be here.
    4. Jay Cutler
    5. Jim Harbaugh



    I couldn't put these guys on my list because.......

    Mike Tomczak's record w/ the Bears from '86-'90 was 21-10.
    He went 7-0 in '86 while passing for just 1100 yards, 2 tds, 10 ints, 49.0 comp %, & a 50.2 qb rating.
    He was 15-3 in his first 18 Bears starts with 14 tds, 26 ints.
    As a kid I remember watching this guy and just praying it wasn't intercepted.

    Rex Grossman was 19-12 from '03 to '08, OR 13-3 in 2006 & just 6-9 in parts of 5 other seasons. So basically you could count on him for a win most years.

    Erik Kramer went 18-30 from '94-'98.
    29 of his 63 career td passes with the team came in '95 when he went 9-7. Meaning he was 9-23 the rest of the time.
     
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    Luckman
    McMahon
    Cutler
    Kramer
    Blanda
     
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    1. Jay Cutler
    2. Sid Luckman
    3. Erik Kramer
    4. Jim McMahon
    5. Rex Grossman
     
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    how did they polish leather back then? Or was that the beggining of the metal helmet era. Those helmets look like metal w/the high polish.
     
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    I don't know Ric. I just found the pics surfing the Internet. Doesn't Halas look young in the first photo? I forget sometimes that he was a great athlete himself.
     
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    He does look fairly young, whats more striking is there is no facilities. they are literally in a open field w/a house in the background
     
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    LOL...Douglass was more of a running back then a QB..

    I'm only going to list QB's that I saw play, not highlight film..

    I. Jim McMahon
    2. Erik Kramer
    3. Jay Cutler
    4. Jim Harbaugh
    5. Jim Miller
     
  20. riczaj01

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    Thank you for leaving Rex off that list Adi, the guy played 1/2 of a good season, there are well more then 5 qb's in the Bears history that played the position better then him...including the running qb Bobby D.
     
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