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30 Day Challenge: What we're most looking forward to for the Chicago Bears in 2015

It's over, it's all over. But first, what are you looking forward to?

Relax, bro, I got this.
Relax, bro, I got this.
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There's a lot to be interested in for the Chicago Bears in 2015.

  • Will the tire-fire defense get fixed by Fangio quickly?
  • Is control of the roster re-established by those who should be in charge?
  • Can they just get around to beating the Packers once?

All important questions, to be sure, but none of these things are the thing I'm looking most forward to.

I'm just waiting for the guy in the picture above to have a record-setting season.

And no, it's not in interceptions or fumbles, Jabroni.

Let's make something clear - I'm not talking all-time NFL records. That'd be nuts. I'm talking Chicago Bears, and specifically, I'm talking single season passing.

The general metric for this, regardless of how smart it is, is yards passing.  Utilizing the Pro Football Reference Table for passing, let's take a look at who the top 2 are:

Rnk Name Year Record Cmp Att % Yds TDS TD%
1 Kramer 1995 9-7 315 522 60.3 3838 29 5.6
2 Cutler 2014 5-10 370 561 66 3812 28 5

Rnk Name INT INT% Y/A Y/C Rate Sk Fmb
1 Kramer 10 1.9 7.4 12.2 93.5 15 6
2 Cutler 18 3.2 6.8 10.3 88.6 38 12

So a quick glance shows that in one less game, with a passing game that involved regular targets within about 5 yards of the line of scrimmage, and despite being a turnover machine that took sacks like they were handing them out, Cutler still almost caught Kramer in virtually every category. He'll get him this year, barring injury.

Doing so, or coming close, will  give Cutler 4 of the top 5 QB single-seasons in Bears history. (Rex is in there at #5 right now) While yes, this does speak to the sad state of affairs for the Bears at the position, I think it demonstrates that, ON THIS ROSTER RIGHT NOW, Cutler is your best chance at success.

We'll start to see what Fox and Gase have in their plans next month. Until then, what are you most looking forward to in 2015?