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3 Chicago Bears Records That Will Blow Your Mind

Jason Schandl
Three unbelievable Chicago Bears franchise records, including Devin Hester's 13 punt return touchdowns.
Three unbelievable Chicago Bears franchise records, including Devin Hester's 13 punt return touchdowns. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
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The Chicago Bears are one of the most storied franchises in football. Their history of success even pre-dates the NFL, having won the APFA Championship in 19121 as the Chicago Staleys.

You don't hang around for nearly 100 years without having some incredible players come through the organization, and great players do great things.

With that in mind, here are three of the most mind-blowing records in Chicago Bears history.

1. Highest Passer Rating: Josh McCown (101.0)

Josh McCown owns the highest passer rating in Bears history.
Josh McCown owns the highest passer rating in Bears history. / David Banks/Getty Images

As a team known for defense, it's no secret that the Chicago Bears haven't had a ton of great quarterback play over the years. Josh McCown is a shocking exception, however. Among all the players to ever throw at least 100 passes in Chicago, nobody except McCown has a passer rating in the triple-digits. McCown played just eight games across two seasons in Chicago, but in that time he completed 184 of 279 passes for 2,243 yards with 15 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions.

2. Most Punt Return Touchdowns: Devin Hester (13)

Devin Hester has 10 more punt return touchdowns than anyone else in Bears history.
Devin Hester has 10 more punt return touchdowns than anyone else in Bears history. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

In addition to the franchise record, Devin Hester holds the NFL record for most career punt return touchdowns, with 14. He had 13 of those while playing in Chicago. The most impressive part of Hester's punt return records is how badly he blew away the old records. The previous NFL career punt return TD record was just 10, and the previous Bears record was 3. Hester had at least 3 in three separate seasons.

3. Most Forced Fumbles: Charles Tillman (42)

Peanut Tillman forced 42 fumbles with the Bears.
Peanut Tillman forced 42 fumbles with the Bears. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

It probably doesn't surprise Bears fans that Charles Tillman holds the franchise record for forced fumbles, as few have ever had a knack for stripping the ball like Peanut did. But the margin by which he holds it is insane. Second in franchise history is Richard Dent, who had 34. He also racked those up in a far more traditional way, having done so while recording 124.5 career sacks. Tillman blew him away by 12, and no other player in Chicago history had more than 16 forced fumbles with the Bears.



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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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