Editor’s note: As part of NFL’s Greatest Quarterback, fans will decide the best QB in each team’s history.
Sid Luckman: Luckman was drafted No. 2 overall out of Columbia in 1939 and went on to have one of the best and most productive careers of his era. The Bears won four NFL Championships during his 12 years with franchise.
Luckman was a five-time All-Pro, the 1943 MVP and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. He led the league in passing and touchdowns in 1943, 1945 and 1946.
Ed Brown: Brown was a two-time Pro Bowler during his time in Chicago after being drafted in the sixth round out of the University of San Francisco. He accumulated a 41-25 record in Chicago and led the league in completion percentage in 1956.
His best season came in 1956 when he completed 57.1 percent of his passes — a league high — with 1,667 yards and 11 touchdowns. Brown was also the Bears’ punter.
Billy Wade: After being the Los Angeles Rams’ No. 1 overall pick in 1952, the Bears traded for Wade following the 1960 season. The deal paid almost immediate dividends for Chicago as they won the NFL Championship in 1963.
Wade was a two-time All-Pro with the Bears. He led Chicago to a 27-20-2 record during six years as a starter.
Jim McMahon: McMahon was probably better known for his shades than his actual quarterback play during the 1980s.
As the signal caller on the 1985 Bears, McMahon brought Chicago their last Super Bowl ring. That year was also his best as a pro, and one of his few healthy seasons. McMahon was plagued by injuries his entire career and never played a full 16-game season.
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