6 Football Players who Played for Colts and Bears

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 Indianapolis Colts 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 on both the Colts and Bears. Here is a mix of well-known stars along with some under-the-radar gems.

Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh, known for his intense competitiveness, had a successful 14-year career as an NFL quarterback, primarily with the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts.

Selected in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft by the Bears, Harbaugh earned the nickname “Captain Comeback” for his ability to orchestrate late-game heroics, most notably with the Colts. His standout season came in 1995 when he led the Colts to the AFC Championship Game and finished runner-up in the NFL’s MVP voting.

He was also named to the Pro Bowl that year. Later, Harbaugh had stints with the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers before retiring from his playing career.

Harbaugh Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Colts)
  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Bears)

Nick Foles

Nick Foles, known for his stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, started his career in 2012. One of his most notable moments was leading the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory (LII) in 2018 where he was named Super Bowl MVP.

Foles has had a roller-coaster career that’s seen him bounce between starter and backup roles on various teams. His career has been marked by flashes of brilliance including the 2013 season where he posted a NFL record-tying 7 TDs in a game and ended with a league-best passer rating of 119.2.

As of 2023, he has 82 career touchdowns and over 14,000 passing yards.

*Foles was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 4)

Foles Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Eagles)
  • Super Bowl Winner (Eagles)

Chris Chandler

Chris Chandler had a lengthy and diverse career as a quarterback in the NFL, playing for eight teams over 17 seasons from 1988 to 2004.

His career stats include 28,484 passing yards, 170 touchdown passes, and a completion rate of 58.1%. Chandler’s pinnacle was the 1998 season when he led the Atlanta Falcons to Super Bowl XXXIII, earning Pro Bowl honors along the way. His QB rating of 100.9 that season was a career-high.

Despite moving frequently, Chandler had a knack for stepping in and providing reliable quarterback play, a valuable asset in the league

Chandler Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Falcons)
  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Falcons)

Steve Walsh

Steve Walsh is perhaps primarily known for his time as a backup quarterback in the ’90s. Walsh had his college career at the University of Miami, where he led the Hurricanes to a national championship in 1987.

In the 1989 NFL Supplemental Draft, he was selected by the Dallas Cowboys. He had a mixed tenure at Dallas and was eventually traded to the New Orleans Saints in 1990. He also had stints with the Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

His NFL career spanned 11 years (1989-1999), during which he passed for 7875 yards and 40 touchdowns.

Brian Hoyer

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.

Ricky Proehl

Ricky Proehl was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals in the third round, 58th overall, in the 1990 NFL Draft. During his lengthy 17-year career, he played for several teams, including the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers, and Indianapolis Colts.

Proehl’s most productive seasons came with the Rams, where he was part of the “Greatest Show on Turf” and won Super Bowl XXXIV. He also played a crucial role in the Panthers’ run to Super Bowl XXXVIII. Known for his reliable hands and precise route-running, Proehl was often a go-to target in clutch situations.

By the time he retired, he had accumulated 669 receptions for 8,878 yards and 54 touchdowns. His consistent performance and leadership on and off the field made him a respected figure in the league.

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