Bears Quarterbacks by Egantx7

Champion(s):

JWright
"Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat." --Jesse Ventura


Runner(s)-Up:

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Quiz Description

It is ('Mericun) football season, and you know what that means ... Bears fans won't even have football to distract them from the election turned circus as Illinois' debt climbs like a pinball machine score.

The Bears have a proud tradition of running backs, linebackers, and offensive linemen. Their quarterbacks on the other hand have been hit and miss (and mostly miss) affairs over time. Since 1978, there have only been five seasons where one quarterback started all 16 games for the Bears, and no man has done it twice. Here are 12 questions about the men given the keys to the Bears offense.

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Questions:

Along with Jimmy Conzelman, this is the other quarterback named to the NFL's All-1920s team. In addition to quarterbacking, this guy once kicked four drop-kicked field goals in one game (still an NFL record), and hit a 55 yard drop-kicked field goal (believed to be an NFL record). He was briefly head coach of the Cardinals while playing for them before coming to the Bears, and briefly coached the Bears in 1956 and 57 while old man Halas was taking some down time. Identify this Northwestern alum and 1956 NFL Hall of Fame inductee (yeah, who knew Northwestern had guys in the football Hall of Fame) who in a 1923 game scored 27 points, then an NFL record

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Paddy Driscoll

The 1943 NFL MVP, he remains the only Bears quarterback to ever win the award. He led the Bears to 4 NFL championships including a 73-0 shellacking of Washington that was so bad, that Washington fans should have developed more empathy for how Native Americans are treated, but ... Washington fans. The master of Chicago's then-new T-formation, identify this man who notably played college ball at Columbia without actually attending Columbia, the first Jewish member of the Pro-Football Hall of Fame.

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Sid Luckman

This guy only played four years for the Bears before returning to Notre Dame to become an assistant coach. This guy was a color commentator for NY Giants football until the Ford sponsors forced him to step down, to be replaced by rookie broadcaster Pat Summerall. In the final game of the 1949 season, this guy passed for a then NFL record 486 yards against the Cardinals. Identify this Notre Dame alum who played from 1948-51, the first notable NFL QB from Western Pennsylvania.

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Johnny Lujack

This guy and the answer to #2 backed up the answer to #3 in 1950. Like the answer to #2, this guy is in the Hall of Fame, starting his career in 1949, and ending it with a 41-yard field goal vs the Steelers in the 1975 AFC Championship Game. While he was a strong quarterback, he was a strong kicker too, allowing him to play an NFL record 26 seasons. Nicknamed "The Fossil", identify this former Kentucky Wildcat, best known as the first player to score over 2,000 career points.

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George Blanda

As a passing quarterback, this guy was fairly abysmal: 507-for-1178, with 36 touchdowns and 64 interceptions. This guy is remembered for showing the way to the future, rushing for 968 yards in 1972, a record for quarterbacks that would stand until Michael Vick in 2006. Identify this former KU quarterback who played in the NFL from 1969 to 1978, and was the prototype of the rushing quarterback.

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Bobby Douglass

This guy was the MVP of the 1977 Rose Bowl for USC, and played for the Bears from 1977 to 1983, where he is most remembered for leading the Bears to a memorable 1980 steel boot-to-the teeth 61-7 massacre of the Packers, becoming the first (and to date, only) Bears quarterback to post a perfect quarterback rating in one game. After two years in the USFL, this guy latched on to the Raiders for 8 seasons where he occasionally started, but mostly backed up the likes of Jay Schroeder, Steve Beuerlein, and Todd Marinovich. Identify this quarterback with a 16 year NFL career (and 2 year USFL career). He was the first African-American to regularly start at QB in Chicago.

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Vince Evans

This man did join Jim Kelly on a balcony to pelt onlookers with fruit, and did stop practice to show a passing helicopter the results of acupuncture to his buttocks. He never called the women of New Orleans whores, though the death threats he received from citizens of New Orleans were real. He did twice win the Holiday Bowl MVP, and in one of them staged a comeback from 24 points down in the final three minutes to defeat Eric Dickerson's SMU Mustangs. Now suffering from early onset dementia from the repeated concussions he suffered, identify this much beloved QB who likely doesn't remember the numerous facepalms he caused BYU leadership to do as a result of his punky college escapades.

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Jim McMahon

Sports Illustrated once named him one of the 15 best backup quarterbacks in history. His NFL career ran from 1979 (when he was a first round draft pick of the Chiefs) to 1986, with 1984-86 being in Chicago. In 1985, he started five games. Two of those starts were back-to-back 44-0 and 36-0 curb stompings of Dallas and Atlanta (though one would be a stinging loss to Miami). Identify this Bears backup quarterback, an All-American from Clemson, who still managed to be one of the featured singers on "The Super Bowl Shuffle".

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Steve Fuller

This guy spent 1987-93 with the Bears, and started all 16 games in the 1991 season. He became the first Bears quarterback to complete 1000 career passes. His best NFL season was likely 1995 when he led the Colts to a narrow AFC Championship loss to the Steelers. After retirement, he got into coaching, including memorable gigs at Stanford and with the 49ers. Identify this man, now coaching his alma mater, where he allows some Michiganders to feel better about themselves for a while.

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Jim Harbaugh

Despite being a Rhodes Scholar finalist, this man bypassed the NFL and entered into direct negotiations with Donald Trump to play for Trump's Generals of the USFL. His NFL career lasted 5 games (for the Bears) and 17 (for New England). His Canadian career would see him throw for over 41,000 yards (37490 meters), win the CFL Most Outstanding Player Award 6 times (with the metric conversion, that's 1.2 NFL MVP Awards), and lead Calgary (once) and Toronto (twice) to the Grey Cup. Identify this Heisman Trophy winner best remembered for uncorking a game winning Hail Everybody pass that beat Bernie Kosar's Miami Hurricanes on the day after Thanksgiving, 1984.

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Doug Flutie

This man's 2015 suicide attempt may have been exacerbated by concussions, and/or from this loss of his son to a heroin overdose in 2011. This man started his NFL career as a replacement player for the Falcons during the 1987 players' strike. After a brief stay in Canada, he returned to quarterback the Lions to the 1991 NFC Championship game (not a typo, the Lions once got that close to a Super Bowl) after replacing an injured Rodney Peete. He quarterbacked the Bears from 1994-98, and his 3838 passing yards in 1995 remain the Bears single season record. Identify this NC State alum, the only guy not named "Cutler" to have multiple seasons with 3000 passing yards in a Bears uniform.

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Erik Kramer

First and last name needed. On 4 November 2013, Bears fans saw things they hadn't seen in a long time: a win on Monday Night Football, a win over the Packers, and a quarterback finishing a game without an interception. That season would see him lead the NFL in quarterback rating between week 6 and week 12, and his 109.9 QB rating for the season was the highest in Bears history. When Lovie Smith was hired in Tampa, this guy who played at both SMU and Sam Houston State was signed to start, though was not as effective in Tampa as he had been in Chicago. Name this QB who, in 2015, was the Opening Day starter for the Browns before being demoted to back up Johnny Manziel, and then back to starter again after the Browns realized the mistake they had made in giving Johnny Manziel a Browns uniform.

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Josh McCown