Friday, September 18, 2009

Sixteen years, and whatta ya get?

Well, if your one three NFC North teams, a plethora of QBs.

I happen to be watching a replay of a 1995 matchup where Gino's Chicago Bears are hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers. Erik Kramer was the Bears quarterback on this day, and actually had a decent run with the Monsters of the Midway. But then I got to thinking: in '95, Brett Favre was in his fourth season as the Green Bay Packers starting QB. And for a 16-year period (1992-2007), that was the case (save for the first three games of the '92 season of course). Over that same time frame, my Minnesota Vikings called on fourteen different signal callers to start games for them. The Detroit Lions exceeded that by one.

But a shout out goes to the Chicago Bears for utilizing TWENTY ONE starting QBs from 1992 thru 2007.

    The List
Jim Harbaugh
Peter Tom Willis
Will Furrer
Steve Walsh
Erik Kramer
Dave Krieg
Rick Mirer
Steve Stenstrom
Moses Moreno
Shane Matthews
Cade McNown
Jim Miller
Chris Chandler
Henry Burris
Kordell Stewart
Rex Grossman
Chad Hutchinson
Craig Krenzel
Jonathan Quinn
Kyle Orton
Brian Griese

To be fair, the Bears look like they finally got it right with Jay Cutler.


  1. Peter Tom Willis has to be my favorite. What do you suppose he's doing now? My guess: Wal-Mart greeter.

  2. "the Bears look like they finally got it right with Jay Cutler. "

    i'm not so sure about that.
    but, still with all that QB turmoil, we are still only one super bowl, and one ring, behind the Packers. wont even mention where the Vikings are in that regard.

  3. Thanks for unwittingly making the point I've been making all off-season, Gino! While I would rather have a great QB than not, a team can still make a Super Bowl with a great defense (i.e. 1985 & 2006 Bears, 1990 Giants, 2000 Ravens, etc.).