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Former Bears QB Named to CFL Hall of Fame

Jason Schandl
Former Chicago Bears QB Henry Burris has been inducted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Former Chicago Bears QB Henry Burris has been inducted to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. / Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images
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Between Doug Flutie and Warren Moon, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame includes a couple of great NFL quarterbacks.

On Thursday the CFL announced the newest inductee, and this one is also a former NFL quarterback, albeit one who had much less success in the American game — former Chicago Bear Henry Burris.

It's hard to fault any Bears fans that don't remember Burris, but he actually started a game for the team back in 2002 — a season that saw Jim Miller (8 games) and Chris Chandler (7 games) get the most starts.

Of course, maybe forgetting Burris' time in Chicago is intentional — he completed just 18 of his 51 passes (35.3 percent), tallying 3 touchdowns with 5 interceptions.

Those NFL struggles don't take anything away from his incredible CFL career, though. He retires ranking No. 3 in league history in both passing yards (63,227) and passing touchdowns (373). He is also a three-time Grey Cup champion, having won the league title in 1998, 2008 and 2016.

Burris' time in Chicago may not be something fans remember fondly (if at all), but it's still pretty cool seeing a former Bear receive such a high honor.


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