The 1985 Chicago Bears are widely considered to be one of the greatest teams in NFL history. Yet, with the abundance of talent the Bears had on the defensive side of the ball, what was the team missing in order to have just one Super Bowl appearance during that era?
Twelve different quarterbacks started for the Bears during Hampton’s 12-year stint, most notably Jim McMahon.
Cutler had 154 touchdown passes in his eight seasons in Chicago, which is a franchise record. The sometimes-maddening gunslinger also had 146 interceptions and 56 fumbles over that span, though, before he opted to retire this offseason to commence his broadcasting career.
Could the current FOX analyst have been the missing piece in a potential Bears dynasty 30 years ago? Obviously, we’ll never know. But at least it’s nice to see Cutler get some appreciation for his time in the Windy City.