There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.
That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears.
And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?
Well, good news, you’re in the right place.
I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Browns and Bears.
Brian Hoyer is a veteran quarterback who has primarily been a backup with multiple NFL teams. He entered the league undrafted in 2009 and signed with the New England Patriots, backing up Tom Brady and earning a Super Bowl ring with the team in Super Bowl XLIX.
Hoyer has also started for several teams, including the Cleveland Browns (his lone 3000+ Yard Passing Season was there), Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers, with career passing stats including over 10,000 yards, 53 touchdowns, and a passer rating in the mid-80s.
Josh McCown, known for his resilience and adaptability, carved out a noteworthy 17-year career in the NFL – mostly as a reliable backup quarterback.
From his entry into the league with the Arizona Cardinals in 2002, he played for 9 different teams, a few times as the starting QB, but also stepping in and performing effectively whenever called upon when he wasn’t.
He threw for over 17,000 yards and 98 touchdowns, holding a career passer rating of around 80. Particularly impressive stints came with the Chicago Bears in 2013 and the New York Jets in 2017.
*McCown was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 13)
Mike Tomczak had a lengthy career in the National Football League that spanned from 1985 to 1999. Tomczak played college football at Ohio State University, where he led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten Conference championship in 1984.
After going undrafted in the 1985 NFL Draft, Tomczak signed with the Bears as a free agent. He spent six seasons in Chicago, primarily as a backup quarterback but saw significant playing time due to injuries to starter Jim McMahon. He was a member of the famed 1985 Bears team that won Super Bowl XX.
After his time with the Bears, Tomczak had stints with the Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, and finally the Pittsburgh Steelers. His most significant playing time came with the Steelers, where he started multiple games in place of injured starters and helped the team reach the playoffs on several occasions.
Tomczak Key Stats
- Super Bowl Champion (Bears)
Jason Campbell was selected by the Washington Football Team in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, 25th overall. He played over a 10-year NFL career, spending time with Washington, the Oakland Raiders, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals.
Campbell’s NFL career included 79 starts in 90 total games, during which he threw for 16,771 yards, 87 touchdowns, and 60 interceptions. His best season came in 2009 with Washington, when he passed for 3,618 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Though Campbell never reached the elite status some anticipated, he served as a solid starting quarterback and later a veteran backup, known for his strong arm and leadership on and off the field.