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Jim McMahon looking to throw.
That’s right; the jury is still out on Jay Cutler, and he definitely doesn’t deserve a spot on this list yet.
The extremely popular Jim McMahon is the most overrated quarterback and player in the history of the Chicago Bears.
Cutler isn’t even second on the list of quarterbacks. Jim Miller, the quarterback who led the Bears during their great 2001 season, takes that spot.
Miller was well-liked but average at best.
The punky QB known as McMahon earned a Super Bowl ring with the 1985 Bears, but McMahon is closer to Trent Dilfer than Joe Montana in the rankings of champion quarterbacks.
McMahon proved himself to be a winner over his career, compiling a record of 67-30 over 15 years in the NFL.
Though he won games, McMahon was really the beneficiary of great teams. He wasn't the catalyst for greatness.
His career TD-INT ratio is 100-90, and even in '85 he had 11 interceptions against 15 touchdowns. That was the only year McMahon made the Pro Bowl.
To be fair, McMahon was tough, a good leader and also a threat with his legs. Even so, his quarterbacking ability didn’t scare anyone.
To prove that McMahon’s winning had more to do with the team than him, look no farther than back-up Steve Fuller’s record in 1985. He tossed five interceptions to one touchdown with an abysmal 49.5 completion percentage, but he finished 4-1 in five starts.
The greatest football team of all time greatly inflated McMahon’s actual value.
*All statistics prior to 2000 provided by Pro Football Reference. All statistics after 2000 provided by ESPN.