This stat shows just how depressing the Bears QB situation has been

Chicago Bears, Caleb Williams
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The Chicago Bears are the NFL's founding franchise, but hold one of the most historically-bad track records when it comes to the most important position in the game, quarterback.

Bears fans have talked themselves into missing Jay Cutler. They convinced themselves MItchell Trubisky was, indeed, a Pro Bowl quarterback. And, despite Justin Fields' inabiility to be a consistent passer, fans looked past that and saw just how dynamic and exciting he could be as an all-around weapon under center.

But, the fact of the matter is, it's been bad -- for a long time.

Just how bad has it been for the Bears, over the years?

Thanks to a Reddit user for this gem:

Four teams have not had a 30-plus touchdown passer this century: Chicago, Miami, Washington and Cleveland.

The last time any of these franchises had a quarterback throw for at least 30 touchdowns in a season?

Miami: Dan Marino in 1994

Cleveland: Brian Sipe in 1980

Washington: Sonny Jurgensen in 1967

Chicago: Never

Caleb Williams is going to flip the script for the Bears

There is no such thing as a sure thing, but Caleb Williams is about as close as you can get at the NFL level. The Bears own the no. 1 overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft and, barring maybe the biggest shock in franchise history, they'll be using that selection on Williams.

The USC product comes in as arguably the best quarterback prospect in the past decade-plus. Never have the Bears had a guy like Williams.

This is the first multi-millionaire to ever enter the NFL, with Williams having made over $10 milliion in NIL deals before turning pro. Williams carries himself with a swagger and confidence unlike any quarterback we've seen in Chicago, probably since Jim McMahon.

But as far as talent goes, Williams will likely be the most talented quarterback the Bears have ever had. He has the ability to shatter any and every record and stereotype the "Bears starting quarterback" narrative has ever written.

Forget 30 passing touchdowns. Williams might eventually throw 40. He'll hit 4,000 passing yards (sooner than later) and become the first Bears quarterback to ever surpass that number, as well.

Things are about to change drastically for Bears fans. Just you wait.