I think both QB’s know the system very well.
Lets look at Kyle Orton’s stats first.
Kyle Orton’s Football Career:
Kyle Orton was predicted as a first round pick in 2005, but fell to the Bears in the fourth round.
Orton fell in the draft because of injuries.
Orton stands at 6’4″ and weighs 226 Ibs.
Kyle Orton finished his career at Purdue with 62 touchdowns, 28 interceptions and a 59.3 completion % . In 2004, his final season he threw 31 touchdowns and only five interceptions. Orton appeared in 42 games with the Boilermakers.
In 2005, Orton’s rookie year, he started 15 games, leading the Bears to a 10-5 record and he threw nine touchdowns.
But, Orton threw 13 interceptions, in an offense that was run first, with Thomas Jones as the starter.
Last year was Orton’s second time at seeing action.
Orton came in late in the year after Grossman went down for the year.
Orton led the Bears to two victories and threw three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Now, will look at Rex Grossman’s stats.
Rex Grossman’s Football Career:
Rex was a gunslinger in college and that is why the Bears selected him in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
Rex stands at 6’1″ and 222 Ibs.
Rex had 77 touchdowns, 36 interceptions and a 61.0 completion % at the University of Florida.
Rex led the Florida Gators to two championship games, and was the runner-up for the 2001 Heisman Trophy.
In Rex’s rookie season, he played behind veterans Chris Chandler and Kordell Stewart.
Rex started three games, leading the team to a 2-1 record and threw two touchdowns and one interception.
Rex broke his finger in the final game of the season.
The next season, Rex was the named the starter by new coach Lovie Smith, who replaced Dick Jauron.
Rex started three games, leading the team to a 1-2 record and threw one touchdown and three interceptions.
Rex went down for the season, when he damaged his knee ligaments on a scramble run against the Minnesota Vikings.
In, the following season Rex broke his ankle in a preseason game, but he came back for the final two games and replaced rookie Kyle Orton.
Rex lead the Bears to wins over the Atlanta Falcons and Green Bay Packers in the final two games of the 2005 season.
With those victories, the Bears were the #2 seed in the NFC.
In Rex’s first career playoff game, he threw 17 of 41 passes for 192 yards for one touchdown and one interception in a 29-21 loss against the Carolina Panthers.
The next season, Rex went 13-3 as his first full season as starter and went to Super Bowl XLI with the Bears.
Rex threw 23 touchdowns, 20 interceptions, and had a 54.6 completion %.
Last season, Rex struggled and was benched in favor of Brian Griese, who didn’t perform well.
Brian Griese got injured in week 11 and Rex Grossman replaced him.
Rex played in four games after that and threw two touchdowns and only one interception, before hurting his knee in week 14 against the Redskins.
Rex has a 19-11 career record with the Bears, 31 touchdowns and 33 interceptions.
Rex Grossman will the be the Bears QB at the start of the year, because he has a better arm and he lead the Bears to Super Bowl XLI.
Kyle Orton seems to be decent, but Rex gives them a better chance to win.
Everyone sees the Bears QB situation as the worst in the league, but the Bears haven’t had a great QB since Sid Luckman.
Bears fans should worry about the offensive line and running backs, before the quarterbacks.
The Bears have always been a run first offense under Lovie Smith and if they want to be successful, they better run the ball well.
Rex get’s so much criticism and I hope he proves everyone wrong.
The Bears have had 23 quarterbacks in 15 years, so one of these guys will step up.
One of these quarterbacks will get a big contract this off season.
There both young and look to good in training camp.
Remember it all starts with the offensive line.