Tenure: 1920, 1926-1929
Born John Leo Driscoll, “Paddy” was an all-around great athlete coming out of Northwestern. He actually played 13 games for the Chicago Cubs in 1917 before focusing on football, becoming an early member of the franchise when they were still the Decatur Staleys. He then played for the crosstown Chicago Cardinals for five years before returning to the Bears in 1926. While he did play some quarterback, he was best known for his punting and drop-kick field goals, something you certainly don’t see anymore. He was named to the NFL 1920s All-Decade team, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1965, and also coached the Bears for two years in the 50s.
Runner-up: Jeff Jaeger