Chicago Blues: Rex Grossman Isn't the Answer for the Bears

John FalcettaSenior Analyst ISeptember 24, 2007

IconI'm a life-long Bears fan.

I've suffered through a long line of horrible QBs—from Cade McNown and Eric Kramer to Moses Moreno and Steve Stenstrom.

But enough is enough.

I've stood by Rex Grossman for the last two years. I've heard all the insults and continued to stay the course with Lovie Smith.

But if I hear Lovie say "Rex is our Quarterback" one more time, I think I'm going to be sick.

It's time for the Bears to move in a new direction. Brian Griese may not be the best alternative, but something has to give. Rex looked lost against the Cowboys, as he has all season. I just can't sit here and call him a starting QB for a championship team anymore.

The Bears have many more problems than the play at QB, but it's clear that Rex isn't the man for the job.

Chicago could have gone after David Carr or Matt Shaub in the offseason—or even Byron Leftwich, for that matter.

They didn't.

My biggest problem with Bears management is the decision to let Thomas Jones go for nothing. He wasn't only an outstanding player—he was a locker-room leader, and a rock for Rex to fall back on.

I don't know if Griese can lead the Bears to the Super Bowl. I doubt it. At the very least, though, he gives them more than Grossman does.

And believe me, I'm as upset about it as anyone else is. Rex deserves better. So do the Bears.