The Chicago Bears starting quarterback will break Erik Kramer’s records
My first bold prediction is that the Chicago Bears will finally see a quarterback pass for more than 4,000 yards. Whether Mitchell Trubisky or Nick Foles is under center, whoever earns the spot will stay healthy and start all 16 games. That quarterback will also find a way to average more than 250 yards per game allowing him to reach the 4,000-yard mark — a feat no quarterback has yet to reach while wearing a Bears uniform.
The closest was Erik Kramer, who threw for 3,838 yards in 1995. Kramer also holds the franchise record for the most touchdowns in a season with 29. Kramer threw the 29 touchdowns the same year he set the single-season passing yards franchise record for the Bears. This is another record that we will see broken this season. Whoever finds himself under center come September will find himself having a better season than most expect.
Now for the bonus bold prediction. I think this quarterback winds up being Mitchell Trubisky. I guarantee (you know how guarantees work, right?) that Trubisky is the starting quarterback to kick off the year. My hope is he holds it and sets single-season records, but he will be on a short leash and I think Matt Nagy will be quick to pull him if he does not follow through with my bold prediction.