The Chicago Bears are one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League. They have had some great successes along with some serious down times too over the years. They have also had a number of great coaches and players associated with the team over the years too, including Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, Dick Butkis, Billy Wade, George Halas, Mike Singletary, Bobby Douglass, Mike Ditka, and more.
Through the years, they have primarily been a running team. They have had some decent quarterbacks over the years, but they have always taken a back seat to the guys running the ball. Who though has had the most 3,000 yard passing seasons for the Chicago Bears?
Through the 2009 season, only one Bears quarterback has ever thrown for more than one 3,000 yard season. Erik Kramer threw for 3,000 yards in 1995 and 1997. He wasn’t the first Bears quarterback to pass that threshold, that was Billy Wade in 1962. After Wade, it would be another 29 years before Jim Harbaugh would join the club in 1991. The only other quarterbacks to perform this feat for the Bears was Rex Grossman in 2006 and Jay Cutler in 2009.
Only five different quarterbacks have thrown for 3,000 yards in one season for the Chicago Bears and Erik Kramer has done it twice. With Jay Cutler at the helm, most Bears fans expect there to be a new leader in this category in a couple years. While that may happen, for now Erik Kramer sits atop the list.
Chicago Bears 3,000 Yard Passing Seasons:
Erik Kramer: 1995, 1997
Jay Cutler: 2009
Rex Grossman: 2006
Jim Harbaugh: 1991
Billy Wade: 1962