Todd Collins-QB-Free Agent 2010:In the grand scheme of his ten seasons leading the Chicago Bears, perhaps listing a one-season backup quarterback as Jerry Angelo’s worst personnel acquisition is not fair or legitimate. Collins only played in two regular season games and one playoff game, and word has it that the signing was demanded by offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
Perhaps it is fairer to say that neglect of the backup quarterback position is the problem more than the signing of Collins, to be exact. But the fact is the Bears’ failure to win one more game to advance to Super Bowl 45 was a direct result of not having a competent backup to replace Jay Cutler in case of injury, which happened in the 2010 NFC Championship Game at home against bitter rival Green Bay. Collins was abysmal in his every appearance in 2010, including the majority of the third quarter of that critical game.