Even while the Chicago Bears haven’t enjoyed much overall team success over the past quarter century, one would be remiss not to the recognize the tremendous amounts of talent that’s passed through Halas Hall.
What would happen if you pieced together every best Bears player at every position along with every coach and put them together on a 53-man roster? Who would you take? What debates and roster moves would be most prominent on your mind?
Windy City Gridiron historian Jack Silverstein has been painstakingly answering this question over the past few months and finally, the second edition of his best Post-Ditka Bears team is complete - with input from the WCG staff and you of course. In case you’ve missed it at all, check out the entire series and Jack’s research here.
On this episode of WCG Radio, before it’s officially revealed in print, Jack and I decide to break down the entirety of the now complete roster. From quarterback and defensive end to the punter, we debate every starter as well as who would be their back-ups in the 25 years since Mike Ditka left the Bears as head coach. (Player link here.)
Diving full on into a sense of Bears nostalgia is a weird trip.
This week on WCG Radio
- Bear down before the end of the world! It’s Post-Ditka 2017 edition of WCG Radio.
- From Jay Cutler and Matt Forte to Rex Grossman and Thomas Jones, the guys discuss every single Bears starter and backup Post-Ditka at every position. All as determined by the WCG staff, commenting base, and on social media, of course. Prepare for a heavy dose of nostalgia and fond memories of better days for some formerly very gifted Bears.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is an editor for Windy City Gridiron. Jack Silverstein is the Bears historian for Windy City Gridiron and a Chicago sports historian. You can follow them on Twitter @RobertZeglinski and @readjack.