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It was only five years ago that Rex Grossman was still counted on to be the Bears' answer at quarterback for years to come. With his first couple of seasons riddled with injuries, Grossman showed enough flashes of greatness during his limited appearances to give Bears fans hope that he was the one.
In 2006, during a Week 2 contest against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field, Grossman enjoyed what was possibly his last week of unwavering support from Bears fans. After Chicago's 34-7 win over Detroit, the rest of Grossman's time in Chicago was a constant battle between Grossman, the media, the boos and whomever was the No. 2 quarterback.
This game should have been buried in Grossman's time capsule so that he could show his grandchildren his considerable talents at the time. He threw for four touchdowns and 289 yards, and had one rushing attempt good for 41 yards. Things were looking up for Grossman. No good Rex, bad Rex. No "Rex is our quarterback." It was just a guy lighting up the scoreboard for a soon-to-be NFC championship team.