7 Football Players who Played for Saints 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 New Orleans Saints 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 Saints and Bears.

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton had a notable NFL career as a quarterback, primarily known for his tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was drafted by the Bengals in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent nine seasons with the team.

He was named to the Pro Bowl three times in his first six seasons (2011, 2014, 2016). Over his career with the Bengals, Dalton threw for over 31000 yards and 204 touchdowns.

After leaving the Bengals, he had stints with the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

Dalton Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Bengals)
  • 3000+ Yard Season (Bengals)

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham was a tight end celebrated for his exceptional receiving skills and athleticism. After playing college basketball at the University of Miami, he switched to football for his final year of NCAA eligibility and made an immediate impact.

Graham was drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, where he emerged as one of the NFL’s top tight ends. During his five seasons with the Saints (2010-2014), he was a favorite target of Drew Brees and a crucial component of the team’s potent offense.

After his tenure with the Saints, Graham had stints with the Seahawks, Packers, and Bears. Despite changing teams, he remained productive and continued to be a significant red-zone threat due to his size and pass-catching ability. His performance earned him multiple Pro Bowl appearances throughout his career.

*Graham was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 9)

Graham Key Stats

  • 1st Team All-Pro (Saints)
  • Pro Bowl (Saints, Seahawks)
  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Saints)

Chase Daniel

Chase Daniel is an NFL quarterback known for his reliable presence as a backup. After a successful college career at Missouri, Daniel went undrafted in 2009 but was picked up by the New Orleans Saints.

He was part of the Super Bowl-winning team in his rookie year, although in a backup role to Drew Brees. Over his career, Daniel has also had stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and Los Angeles Chargers.

Having started only 5 games in his career, but with lifetime earnings topping $40 million, Daniel has become one of the most well-known backup quarterbacks in NFL history.

Jeff Blake

Jeff Blake had a 14-year career in the league, spending time with multiple teams. Blake was selected in the 6th round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, but he gained most of his recognition as a Pro Bowl quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals.

With the Bengals, Blake had his most productive years. In 1995, he was selected to the Pro Bowl after throwing for 3,822 yards and 28 touchdowns. Blake was known for his deep passing ability, consistently ranking among the league’s best in yards per completion.

Throughout his career, Blake also had stints with the Saints, Ravens, Cardinals, Eagles, and Bears. After retiring from professional football, Blake transitioned into coaching and mentoring young quarterbacks, including his son Emory, a former Auburn University quarterback.

Ted Ginn Jr

Ted Ginn Jr. was selected ninth overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2007 NFL Draft. Over the course of his NFL career, Ginn played for multiple teams, including the Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, and the Chicago Bears.

Ginn was primarily known for his speed and agility, making him a threat as both a wide receiver and return specialist. He has accumulated over 5,000 receiving yards and more than 30 receiving touchdowns. As a return specialist, he returned four punts and three kickoffs for touchdowns.

His unique ability to change a game with a long play—either as a receiver or a returner—made him a valuable asset on any team he joined. Over the years, Ginn was involved in several playoff runs, including a trip to the Super Bowl with the Carolina Panthers.

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.

Olindo Mare

Olindo Mare, who played in the NFL from 1997 to 2012, was one of the most dependable placekickers of his era.

Known for his accuracy and consistency, Mare played the bulk of his career with the Miami Dolphins (1997-2006), followed by stints with the New Orleans Saints (2007), Seattle Seahawks (2008-2010), Carolina Panthers (2011) and Chicago Bears (2012).

Over the span of his career, he made 81.1% of his field goal attempts and nearly 99% of extra point attempts. In 1999, he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named 1st Team All-Pro after successfully converting 39 of 46 field goal attempts for the Dolphins.

Rarity Score Alert: Mare signed with the Bears in December of 2012 after an injury to Robbie Gould and only played in 3 games in a Bears uniform.

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