Top 10 Chicago Bears All Time Draft Busts

The Chicago Bears are one of the oldest teams in the NFL with a legacy dating back to 1920. They also have made numerous choices that have blown up in their faces. The Bears have had so much potential but their draft picks have often hampered them. Here are the 10 worst draft picks the Bears have ever made that have weakened the Monsters of the Midway big time.

The Top Ten

1 Cade McNown Cade McNown

My all-time favorite Raiders player. - thomwim

''McNown was selected 12th overall by the Bears in 1999 and ended up with just 515 career pass attempts all with Chicago. He was so bad that fans ended up, at one point, chanting for head coach Dick Jauron to put Jim Miller back under center as the starter. He was also a whiner. McNown removed himself from a game at one point after playing poorly, instead of manning up and trying to correct his mistakes. His career only lasted, effectively, two years. After his two seasons with the Bears, he was traded twice and then claimed by a CFL squad but never played a down for anybody else after leaving Chicago.'' To those who say Rex Grossman his only defense was he got to a super bowl, but McNown could never do that in his short stint in the late 90's. - htoutlaws2012

2 Curtis Enis Curtis Enis

''Enis was a complete bust for the Bears as he held out for a bigger contract and promptly tore his ACL in the ninth game of the season. A comeback attempt with the Browns was not successful, and he was out of the league after 2000. After his injury, coach Dick Jauron urged him to lose weight, and he couldn't pound the line like he did at Penn State.'' Oh hello victim #3 of the late 90's Penn State running back. - htoutlaws2012

3 Kevin White Kevin White

Its been a good (or miserable) 3 seasons with White, and honestly there's such a big setback he can't stay healthy on the field half the time they gotta resort to different receivers to count on. ''They believed they could pair him with Jeffery and have a duo even more explosive than they had before. All they have gotten so far from White is 19 receptions. In all fairness, White did miss his entire rookie season due to a leg injury, but his return this season was nothing to be impressed with. He averaged fewer than 10 yards per reception and then once again injured the same leg, this time fracturing his fibula.'' I'm resting my case his NFL career maybe over after the 2018 season I mean Allen Robinson is now in Chi-town if he does come back as that same player he was in Jacksonville than bye White rightfully so. - htoutlaws2012

4 David Terrell David Terrell

''Terrell failed to learn the offense, dropped passes and complained about his role in the offense. He was in Lovie Smith's permanent dog house for penalties and was released after the 2004 season. Terrell spent a year with the Broncos but never really caught on elsewhere.'' For a long time Da Bears would not resort in taking a wide out first round... maybe there were right about that sense there is one worse of his position on the same team ironically a decade later. - htoutlaws2012

5 Joe Moore Joe Moore

''Before the Bears lucked onto getting Walter Payton, the running back spot seemed to be a curse for them. The Bears took Joe 11th overall in the 1971 draft only to find Moore was fighting injuries from his senior year. In two seasons with Chicago, Moore only managed 281 yards with no touchdowns.'' That's some big high expectations to replace somebody who made n impact for such a short lived career in Gale Sayers only to realize Moore had problem right away once starting for Chi-town. - htoutlaws2012

6 Cedric Benson Cedric Benson

''Benson would never play 16 games and fail to top 1,000 yards in each of them. He went on to play a rather important role with the Cincinnati Bengals, rushing for 1,000 yards in three straight seasons.
When all was said and done, though, Benson finished his professional career with half the amount of touchdowns he scored in college, but in twice the amount of time. In only three seasons as a pro, Benson finished with over 4.0 yards per carry �" the standard for running backs at the time.'' - htoutlaws2012

7 Chris Williams Chris Williams

''Williams endured a back injury over the first few days and would later be diagnosed with a second separate injury, a herniated disc. He ended up missing the beginning of his rookie campaign and didn’t make his first start until November. Prior to his sophomore season, the Bears took a chance on signing aging veteran Orlando Pace. The offensive line was in a shuffle and Williams ended up playing right tackle after playing a bit of left tackle previously.'' You know its bad you're a notable bust who got replace by an aging pretty much done Orlando Pace in his late 30's. - htoutlaws2012

8 Stan Thomas Stan Thomas

''Thomas started just seven games his rookie year, zero his second year and was released by the Bears and washed out of the NFL by year three.'' They basically gave him up pretty quickly for a big dude who I assume could not cut it with Ditka's squad. - htoutlaws2012

9 John Thierry John Thierry

''Thierry was a bust who never started more than nine games in a season or registered more than four sacks with the blue and orange. The problem simply was that Wannstedt was a terrible talent evaluator, and Thierry played against weaker competition. After being run out of town following the 1998 season, Thierry wound up in Cleveland, then Green Bay, where he posted better numbers in both cities than he ever did in Chicago. To this day, his name is synonymous with the failure that was Wannstedt.'' Yeah interesting how an evaluator was so hated in one state, but I digress. - htoutlaws2012

10 Alonzo Spellman Alonzo Spellman

''Spellman was the last first-round pick of the Ditka era. Mever registered more than 8.5 sacks in one season. Spellman would disappear for stretches at a time, often going months without a sack before coming up with a good game. After suffering from injuries and ineffectiveness during the 1997 season, Spellman was released by the Bears. After sitting out the 1998 season, he played three more seasons with the Cowboys and Lions before being released in 2001.'' - htoutlaws2012

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