Poll of Chicago Fans Reveals Surprising Choice for Best QB in Bears History

Max Staley
Chicago Bears fans had a surprising pick for the best QB in franchise history.
Chicago Bears fans had a surprising pick for the best QB in franchise history. / Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Chicago Bears have famously struggled with the quarterback position for quite some time. But when the fans were surveyed by The Athletic to vote for the best passer in franchise history, the results were pretty shocking.

Just under 2,000 Bears fans participated in the vote, and they voted Jay Cutler as the greatest quarterback in franchise history.

While the results here could be due to some recency bias, statistically speaking, Cutler is actually the right choice. He's the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards (23,443), passing touchdowns (154) and wins (51). Of course, a lot of that because of the passing-friendly advantages in the modern game, but it's hard to argue with numbers.

Still, Cutler's record with the team is just 51-51 and he does have the second most interceptions in franchise history (109), so ranking him ahead of someone like Sid Luckman, a four-time NFL champion, five-time first-team All-Pro and former league MVP, is a bit surprising, to say the least.

We actually had Luckman ranked ahead of Cutler in our list of the all-time greatest QBs in Bears history.

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