Rex Grossman has become persona non grata in Chicago, ranking with some of the city’s most infamous figures from Steve Bartman to Al Capone to Charles Martin. Only Grossman isn’t as loved as that trio. Bears fans won’t have Grossman to kick around anymore as he will be a free agent on Friday morning. Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh believes that Grossman could go on to have some post-Bears success. And if that happens, don’t let it be a surprise.
- Consider only two Bears quarterbacks have started Super Bowls — Jim McMahon and Grossman, who ranks among the franchise’s top 10 in career attempts, completions and passer rating (70.2). The Bears have won five playoff games since Super Bowl XX and Grossman started two of them.
- Mike Tomczak started two of those postseason victories (in 1988 and 1990) and eventually led the Steelers to a playoff appearance in 1996.
- After Jim Harbaugh left he played so well for the Colts that his name is part of the team’s Ring of Honor.
- If Grossman finds life after the Bears better too, it shouldn’t surprise fans in Chicago. We already know it won’t please many of them.
Grossman, who went 19-12 as a starter, might not get a chance to start this season but could end up being a backup.