Since 1992 (except in cases of injury) the Green Bay Packers have employed exactly two (2) quarterbacks – Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, who leads them now. Not coincidentally, Favre is in the Hall of Fame and Rodgers will surely be enshrined in his first year of eligibility. Set your TiVo for five years after he retires.
In the same time span, nearly 35 quarterbacks have played for the Chicago Bears. From Jim Harbaugh, Peter Tom Willis and Will Furrer in '92 to Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles last season. Sprinkled in the list are such NFL legends as Moses Moreno, Cade McNown and Henry Burris.
The last great QB they had was Sid Luckman, whom they drafted before WWII and who retired in 1950. Such is the fortune the Bears have had at what is now considered the most important position in team sports.
The last Next Big Thing the Bears had at QB was Mitch Trubisky. If you follow the NFL, you may know that GM Ryan Pace traded several draft picks to move up one (1!) spot to select Trubisky with the second overall pick. But you surely know that he passed on Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson in the process. The punchline to that joke is that Pace still has a job and will be entrusted to select the Bears Next Big Thing.
Trubisky's Bears career officially ended today, a day after the Bears agreed to terms with washed up former Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton. The litany continues. With any luck, the Bears will suck bad enough next year for even Bears ownership to cut their losses and launch Pace's ass. It seems the only way forward is down.