The Chicago Bears are getting set to play against Tom Brady for the second year in a row. It is his second year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his first time defending a Super Bowl title with them. He is the greatest player in the history of the sport and he has had tremendous success against the Chicago Bears.
He is 5-1 against them and last year was the first time he lost to them. However, that was a fluke. This year’s edition of the matchup is going to be big trouble for the Bears unless they pull off a miraculous upset.
Justin Fields is going to start the game for the Chicago Bears. He has had some ups and downs so far in his NFL career. There are times where you see the tools that made him a first-round pick and sometimes he looks like a rookie. The coaching staff does him no favors by being incompetent play-callers but he is doing his best.
Of course, Justin Fields was drafted out of Ohio State University. Everyone knows about the rivalry between the University of Michigan and Ohio State and how nasty it can get. Tom Brady was a quarterback for Michigan before making it to the NFL so we have a bit of a fun matchup there with the quarterbacks.
There is a fact about Tom Brady going into the Chicago Bears game that is shocking.
The crazy fact is that Tom Brady, as a Michigan alumnus, has never faced an Ohio State quarterback in his NFL career. This isn’t just any NFL career, either. This is the greatest quarterback in NFL history who is now in year 22 of his career. You would think that he ran into at least one OSU quarterback during his time.
They aren’t known for being the school that pumps out superstar quarterbacks like some other schools but you would think Tom accidentally bumped into at least one over 22 years. Instead, Justin Fields has the honor of being the first.
Michigan has been owned by Ohio State in recent memory but Michigan will always win the Tom Brady battle. He is the greatest player to ever come out of their program and they should be proud of it.
As Bears fans, we want to see the Ohio State kid do well this weekend but it is hard to see him dominating with Tom on the other side. At a minimum, it would be nice to see the Bears keep things close.