The Best Chicago Bears Of All Time By Jersey Number: #00-9

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#4-Jim Harbaugh

Tenure: 1987-1993

Drafted in the first round in 1987 draft out of Michigan, Harbaugh spent the first couple of years on the bench behind Jim McMahon and Mike Tomczak. He finally got his chance in 1989 after McMahon was gone and Tomczak was benched during a dreadful 6-10 season. Harbaugh started the last five games of the year before becoming the full-time starter in 1990. The Bears won the Central that year at 11-5, but a shoulder injury forced him to miss the playoffs. He played decently over the next few years, but did throw quite a few picks and could never really get the Bears anywhere. He actually is one of the most talented quarterbacks the Bears ever had, even if his overall record doesn’t reflect that. He left for Indianapolis in 1994 and as I’m sure you know, he became a head coach after his retirement from the NFL.

1987: 6 games, 8-11, 62 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT

1988: 10 games (1-1 as starter), 47-97, 514 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT

1989: 14 games (1-4 as starter), 111-178, 1204 yards, 5 TD, 9 INT

1990: 14 games (10-4 as starter), 180-312, 2178 yards, 10 TD, 6 INT

1991: 16 games (11-5 as starter), 275-478, 3121 yards, 15 TD, 16 INT

1992: 16 games (5-8 as starter), 202-358, 2486 yards, 13 TD, 12 INT

1993: 15 games (7-8 as starter), 200-325, 2002 yards, 7 TD, 11 INT

Runner-up: Brad Maynard