Chicago Bears: 5 players who belong in the Bears ‘Hall of Shame’
Chicago Bears Honorable Mentions of recent years:
Mitchell Trubisky, QB (2017-2020)
While the Trubisky era in Chicago was shaky, to say the least, it’d be malpractice to not mention Mitchell Trubisky in the Chicago Bears Hall of Shame, as there were many shameful moments between the time Trubisky was drafted No. 2 overall and his release in 2020. Not to mention, word around town is that the Bears drafted Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. I know that might be news to you, but it did indeed happened.
While I don’t automatically think Mahomes becomes the player he is now had he went to the Chicago Bears, I do still think both quarterbacks stated above would’ve been better than Mitchell Trubisky.
However, he isn’t a first-ballot Hall of Shamer to me, as not all things were bad with Trubisky. Surely, they weren’t good, but they absolutely weren’t awful. Honestly, had Trubisky been drafted later into the first round, or even the second round, a lot of his flaws would be overlooked. But, after trading up from No. 3 to No. 2 and passing on Mahomes and Watson will probably never retire from being a Chicago Bears NFL Draft narrative.
Cody Parkey, K (2018)
Now, before I hear anything along the lines of “Cody Parkey was the reason Chicago was even in the 2018 Wild Card game,” let me tell you that I agree. The fact that he was 3 for 4 on field-goal attempts with nine of the Bears’ 15 points is a big reason he’s simply an honorable mention, rather than an inductee.
It’s going to take a long time for the “D**ble D**nk” (I refuse to type out that Chicagoan slur) to not be something I think of and shake my head at on a somewhat regular basis.
To lighten my own mood while writing this, I’m including the always entertaining “No Señor” moment that was birthed due to such a traumatic event in Chicago Bears history. And while I’m sure I’ll hear people say he should be in the Hall of Shame, the Bears didn’t draft him, they didn’t pay him much, and they released him following that season.
Had he stayed around, missed more kicks, and caused more Spanish commentary to go viral, maybe he’d crack the top-five, but until then, he’ll stay an honorable mention.