The Chicago Bears have been around since they were the Decatur Staleys of the APFA in 1920. Through the years, the team has put together some of the most fearsome defenses of all time. The Bears have also had their share of great running backs too. How about their passing game though?
The all time leader in career passing yards for the Chicago Bears is quarterback Sid Luckman. Luckman was a great player who led the league in passing yards and passing touchdowns on three different occasions. He would also go on to make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During his career, he would throw for a total of 14,686 yards. In terms of all time quarterbacks, this ranks him 123rd. Some of the players ahead of him? Tony Banks, Joey Harrington, Rodney Peete, Bill Kenney, Jim Zorn, Neil O’Donnell, and Lynn Dickey.
The all time leader in career receiving yards for the Bears is wide receiver Johnny Morris. Morris put together a ten year NFL career and finished with 5,059 receiving yards. He would make it to one Pro Bowl during his career and his best year was in 1964 when he led the NFL in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. Where do his 5,059 career receiving yards rank in the history of NFL wide receivers? That puts him in 222nd place, behind players such as Yancey Thigpen, O.J. McDuffie, Qadry Ismail, Flipper Anderson, Reggie Langehorne, Sammy White, and even Mike Ditka.
The Chicago Bears have been one of the greatest franchises in the history of the NFL, but they may want to look towards establishing a passing game and getting a quarterback or receiver ranked into at least the top 100.