Chicago Bears - Best Number One Pick for Every Team in NFL Draft History
The Bears have one of the longest draft histories in the NFL given they are also one of the oldest teams. Beginning in 1936, Chicago has yet to find a replacement franchise quarterback for the legendary Sid Luckman. There have been tons of QBs along the way, but none have reached the level of being an elite quarterback. Current signal-caller Mitch Trubisky has been under the gun since being drafted as the second overall pick in 2018. Other quarterbacks drafted by Chicago that have not reached the level that other teams have seen with their stars were Rex Grossman, Cade McNown, Jim Harbaugh, Jim McMahon, Johnny Lujack, and Bobby Layne who would star out with the Detroit Lions instead. With that said, who are the best first-round picks for the Bears? How about Dick Butkus for starters in 1965? Just one of the greatest and meanest linebackers ever. That same year, the Bears drafted the great Gale Sayers. Brian Urlacher, a first-rounder in 2000 was considered one of the best linebackers of his time. There have been average players along the way before and after but for sure, this discussion would be narrowed down to Butkus or Sayers and since the late Sayers had his career cut short due to injuries, I believe the nod goes to Butkus.
Honorable Mentions: Dan Hampton (1979), Jimbo Covert (1983), Willie Gault (1983)
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Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Falls Illumination Board will illuminate both the American Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls in blue tonight from 9:00 to 9:15 p.m. in support for Damar Hamlin, the Buffalo Bills, and the City of Buffalo.