With two touchdown passes against the Lions to begin the Jimmy Clausen era, the Bears’ former second string quarterback expects to make a run at Sid Luckman’s all-time team record of 137 TD passes.
Arguably the greatest signal caller in team history, Luckman led the Monsters of the Midway from 1939 to 1950, amassing three NFL championships during his career.
“Based on his spectacular performance against Detroit, it certainly looks like Jimmy will venture into Sid-land sometime in the next 10 years or so,” coach Marc Trestman told the media.
Trestman is hopeful that other current players will challenge the records of the all-time Bear greats.
“We’ve got some guys who are really coming on,” Trestman said. “Marquess Wilson needs 243 games to break Patrick Mannelly’s record for most games in franchise history and Ka’Deem Carey is just 16,600 yards away from catching Walter Payton.”