If you are going to label David Terrell a draft bust for the Chicago Bears, at least give the man the opportunity to speak his mind on the subject.
Terrell disputes the notion, as you might imagine. The eighth overall pick in 2001 by the Bears, Terrell spent four seasons with the organization. He never really panned out and Terrell links that to the constantly changing quarterback situation the Bears had.
“My opinion? I don’t have an opinion. I just have facts, you know?” Terrell told the Red Eye in Chicago after being labeled a draft bust. “Factually, my first year with the Bears--my first and my last year--those were like my best years here. My first year was the best team I ever played on besides my Michigan teams, you see what I’m saying. But my first year we was one game from the Super Bowl, and I think I was a big, big piece in a lot of those wins. I think I may have won four, five games for my team. I mean, hey, maybe I didn’t win ‘em all by myself, but I sure played a big part. The next year I went to Bourbonnais and I kicked the season off with what? Like four touchdowns in three games?
“Then I broke my foot. Then I was done for the whole year. Then my third year I couldn’t play ‘cuz my foot was just broke and they had my time limited. Shit, then the last year, I led the league for like the first four games with Rex Grossman at quarterback. Until Rex Grossman breaks his foot against Minnesota. Did you forget that? I think you musta’ forgot about that. Man, I led the league in like every category basically until Rex broke his foot. When Rex broke his foot, after that, the season was over. I caught, I mean, I had nine different quarterbacks after Rex Grossman. I caught a ball from nine different quarterbacks in one year. Did you forget that?”
Terrell wishes he could have teamed up with current Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. What would he give to have played with Cutler? Brace yourself here.
“I would have cut off both my balls,” Terrell said. “I’d give those up, no problem. You could have neutered me. I woulda been neutered with a smile. Shit, man, for real.”