The Chicago Bears have had some great players over the years, but most of the attention has historically been on the team’s defensive players or their running backs. Here is a look at the five biggest passing days in Chicago Bears history and the men who made it happen.
#1 – Billy Wade – 1962
On November 18th, 1962, the Chicago Bears went on the road against the Dallas Cowboys and came away with a hard fought 34-33 victory. Billy Wade’s final stats were 28 completions on 46 attempts for 466 yards and two touchdowns.
#2 – Jim Miller – 1999
On November 14th, 1999, the Bears suffered a close loss to the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 27-24, despite a fantastic outing from their quarterback. Jim Miller had completed 34 of 48 passes for 422 yards and three touchdowns.
#3 – Brian Griese – 2007
In another tough loss to the Vikings, this time in 2007 and by the score of 34-31, Brian Griese had kept the game close by completing 26 of 45 passes for 381 yards and three interceptions.
#4 – Erik Kramer – 1998
Erik Kramer made the list with what at the time was the second biggest passing day in Bears history in September of 1998 when he completed 25 of 39 passes for 372 yards and four touchdowns. Unfortunately, this was another three point loss to the rival Vikings, this time 31-28.
#5 – Jay Cutler – 2010
On September 12th, 2010, Jay Cutler helped the Bears defeat the Detroit Lions in the first game of the season when he completed 23 of 35 passes for 372 yards and two touchdowns.