Through the Years – Looking Back at the Quarterbacks of the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are one of the most storied franchises in NFL history. The team was there at the birth of the National Football League and though they have experienced up and down levels of success and failure, they have always remained one of the more popular teams in the league. The Bears have had some of the most famous players in the league throughout their history; Gale Sayers, Dick Butkis, Walter Payton, Mike Singletary, Richard Dent, Brian Urlacher, and more. One area though that the Bears have consistently struggled with is their starting quarterback. The Bears quarterbacks through the years have experienced varying levels of success, but even at their most successful, the team has rarely had a quarterback that would qualify as a superstar in the league.

In terms of individual success, the most successful quarterback in the history of Chicago Bears was Sid Luckman. Sid Luckman came out of Columbia University in 1939 and proved himself worthy of fan support during his entire twelve year NFL career. He would finish his career having led the league in passing yards and touchdown passes on three different occasions. Though his durability was sometimes in question, there was only one season in which he started every game the team played, his level of play never was. With Luckman at the Helm, the Chicago Bears would win four NFL Championships. Toufabetมือถือ this day, he is still the Chicago Bears’ career leader in most passing categories.

Following Sid Luckman was a hard job, and that job fell on the shoulders of Johnny Lujack. Lujack was only in the league for four years and was only the starting quarterback of the Bears for three of them (1949-51). In his first full season as the Bears’ starter he led the league in pass completions, pass attempts, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. Three years later, he was out of the league and next up was future Pro Football Hall of Famer George Blanda. Blanda would go on to play twenty six seasons in professional football, but only the next few as the starting quarterback of the Bears.


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