Saturday, September 17, 2022

Heads Up Quads #6 - One Good Quads deserves another

My last two posts were about a Head Up Quads card and Sportlots.  Looking back on those posts, it hit me - what if Sportlots has any of the Quads I need?  Strangely I hadn't checked, and sure enough they did.

So now I only have three cards left for this doozy of a set.  Can you believe it?

Anywho, let's see who is featured on Chicago Bears #6:

Jim Miller is one of those guys who had a bigger career than the stats would indicate.  A 6th round pick of the Steelers in 1994, he only truly saw action in 6 NFL seasons (27 starts).  But he was NFL active from 1994 to 2004, with highlights including a Super Bowl ring as a 2004 Patriots backup, a World Bowl championship with the Frankfurt Galaxy in 1995, and some Trent Dilfer style game management for the NFC North champion Chicago Bears in 2001.  Certainly some decent accolades for a journeyman-ish QB.  In recent years Miller has gone into broadcasting and seems to be doing pretty well for himself in the Chicago area.

Marty Booker was always a guy I felt a little bad for, one of those pretty good WRs who never really had a solid QB throwing to him.  The list includes Shane Matthews, Cade McNown, Jim Miller (Sorry sir!), Chris Chandler, Henry Burris, Kordell Stewart, Rex Grossman, A.J. Feeley, Jay Fielder, Sage Rosenfels, Gus Frerotte, Joey Harrington, Daunte Culpepper, Cleo Lemon, Trent Green, John Beck, Kyle Orton, Matt Ryan, and Chris Redman.  Not only is that a ton of QBs across an 11 season career, but most seasons had his teams start three different QBs and there wasn't a single season where a QB went all 16 games (Or even 15 with an end of season sit).  I mean...there's an argument that one of the best QBs he was in an offense with was Wildcat Ronnie Brown.  That's some rough stuff.

Given that though, and his 3rd round pedigree, Booker was able to amass a number of solid receiving seasons that included a Bears record 100 receptions, two thousand yard seasons, and a Pro Bowl nod.  He's actually 138th overall in career receptions, which feels about right and shows that Booker was a pretty decent WR with some longevity, even if he did fall off a bit in those Dolphins years.

David Terrell is a guy I remember as a Michigan dude thanks to Michigan Dennis' many posts.  I also remember him as kind of a draft bust.  Picked 8th overall in 2001, Terrell definitely struggled with some of the same QB issues that Marty Booker had during his time in Chicago, but did even less statistically.  His career totals across four seasons include 128 receptions for 1,602 yards and 9 touchdowns - and that's with lead WR number of targets during his final two Bears seasons.  Terrell attempted a few comebacks after his 2004 Bears release but never against saw meaningful playing time in the NFL.

Last but not least, Brian Urlacher was just super good at football.  When you think of those early 00's Bears you think defense, and Urlacher at the center of that defense for 13 solid years.  When it all ended, Urlacher had eight Pro Bowl nods, four 1st team All Pro selections, a ROY, a DPOY, and was named to the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames.  He didn't get as many sacks or interceptions as some other linebackers, so the numbers don't always seem to jump off the page.  But the tackles and leadership were always there, and that's why he's remembered as an all timer Bear by most.

Who wins the card? Another pretty easy one - it's Urlacher.


  1. I was really into fantasy football back in the early 2000's. Can't remember if I had Booker, but I do remember him having a pretty big season in the league.

    As for Urlacher, I really disliked him when he played the Packers. But had a lot of respect for his play.

    1. Yeah, Urlacher's never been my favorite dude either. But he could definitely play some football.