The Chicago Bears’ all-time passing yards leaders include four Pro Bowl quarterbacks and are led by Hall of Famer Sid Luckman. Luckman at one time held the NFL’s single-season passing record and he still holds the record for the highest percentage of passes that resulted in a touchdown with a 7.9 rate.
5. Billy Wade: 9,958 yards
Championship quarterback Billy Wade is fifth on the list of Chicago Bears’ all-time passing yards leaders. Wade played for Chicago from 1961 to 1966, spending four seasons in a starting role. He earned a Pro Bowl selection in 1963 as he threw for 2,301 yards and led the Bears to one of the last NFL Championships. Wade put together a career-high 3,172 yards in 1962 with an average of 226.6 per game. His 68 passing touchdowns with the Bears are good for second in team history.
4. Erik Kramer: 10,582 yards
Ranking fourth among the Chicago Bears’ all-time passing yards leaders is former quarterback Erik Kramer. Kramer started 46 games for the Bears in the 1990s. In 1995, he led the Bears to a winning record with a career-high 3,838 yards with 29 touchdowns, both of which remain the Bears’ single-season franchise records. He had a second 3,000 yard season in 1997, his last full season as a starter.
3. Jim McMahon: 11,203 yards
The Bears’ quarterback for most of the 1980s, Jim McMahon sits third on the list of Chicago Bears’ all-time passing yards leaders. McMahon had his best season in 1995 when he put together a perfect 11-0 win-loss record as the Bears went 15-1. His 2,392 passing yards and 15 touchdowns were each career-highs as he was selected to his first and only Pro Bowl. McMahon put together four seasons of more than 2,000 yards with a career record of 67 wins and 30 losses. He led the Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX.
2. Jim Harbaugh: 11,567 yards
Former Pro Bowl quarterback and current Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh ranks second among the Chicago Bears’ all-time passing yards leaders. Chicago drafted Harbaugh in 1987 and he worked his way into the starting lineup by 1990. He threw for 2,000-plus yards in each of his four years as a starter, topping out with 3,121 in 1991. Harbaugh later enjoyed his best years in Indianapolis and he finished his career in 2000 with 26,288 total passing yards.
1. Sid Luckman: 14,686 yards
The Chicago Bears’ all-time passing yards leader is Hall of Famer Sid Luckman. Luckman spent his entire 12-year career in Chicago from 1939 to 1950. Luckman was one of the top passers of the 1940s as he was named an All-Pro five times and the MVP in 1943. He led the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns three times times each. His 2,194 passing yards in 1943 set the NFL record which stood until 1947. Luckman is also the Bears’ all-time passing touchdowns leader with 137. He was the Bears’ QB for four NFL Championships.
Chicago Bears Passing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com