QB Todd Collins - Chicago Bears
|6-4, 226||Born: 11-5-1971||College: Michigan||Drafted: Round 2, pick 0|
2010 Week 4 vs NYG (4 / 11 / 36 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins started the second half after Cutler was ruled out with a concussion. He did not look good. The Bears went 3 and out on 3 straight runs to start the second half. Collins then missed on his first two passes. He threw an interception as he was hit, but it was brought back for roughing the passer. Later on the same drive he was way off on a pass to Olsen and was intercepted. The only positive thing he did was not taking a sack. He was knocked out of the game with 4 minutes left with a neck stinger.
2010 Week 5 vs CAR (6 / 16 / 32 / 0 / 4 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Todd Collins played like a backup today, if not a third string quarterback. He constantly stared down his intended receiver and when he released the ball, it was often too late and resulted in turnovers. Collins had four interceptions, the worst of them coming with the Bears offense at the Carolina goal line and poised to score a touchdown. Collins looked right all the way after the snap looking for Devin Hester to come open. DT Ed Johnson read the eyes of the quarterback and picked off his low pass. The Bears came into this game knowing that Collins would be the very definition of a game manager, but what he did on the field was more like mismanagement.
2010 Week 20 vs GB (0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins was comically bad when he entered the game, and he should have thrown two interceptions on his two short drives. One has to wonder how he stayed ahead of Caleb Hanie on the depth chart all season, but at least the Bears came to their senses and benched Collins before the game got out of hand.
2009 Week 6 vs KC (6 / 14 / 75 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Backup quarterback Todd Collins, a veteran player with little upside, stepped in for a benched Jason Campbell after halftime. Collins struggled aside from one very nice deep ball to Santana Moss early in the third quarter, but that strike accounted for 42 of his 75 yards. Collins connected only five passes after that pass, fumbled twice and was sacked for a safety in what should be a guest appearance before Campbell is back under center next week.
2009 Week 9 vs ATL (4 / 5 / 12 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins got in for a few snaps when Jason Campbell was sidelined. He mainly threw short, safe passes, except for one deep ball to Santana Moss into double coverage that Moss couldn't secure in the collision when the ball arrived.
2009 Week 15 vs NYG (2 / 4 / 57 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Collins spelled Jason Campbell on the final series of the 2nd quarter. He faced the same vicious pass rush that Campbell faced, but managed to find Santana Moss for 47 yards on an out route. He was quickly back to the bench and didn't see the field in the 2nd half.
2007 Week 14 vs CHI (15 / 20 / 224 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Collins came in briefly for a couple of plays when Campbell hurt his throwing on play in the second quarter. He returned to the game permanently when it appeared QB Jason Campbell suffered a serious leg injury. Collins was able to hit TE Todd Yoder for a 21 yard touchdown pass with 17 seconds left in the first half. It was his first touchdown pass since 2002. He finished the first half four for five for 37 yards. Collins played very well in the second half as was able to find open receivers in key situations and move the offense down the field. He hooked up with RB Ladell Betts late in the game on a 16 yard score for his second touchdown pass of the game. He was 11 for 15 for 187 yards in the second half.
2007 Week 15 vs NYG (8 / 25 / 166 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Collins did not have a good start to the game, but made a couple of crucial throws for huge gains to lead to points on the scoreboard. He only had eight completions on 25 attempts, but he still threw for 166 yards showing that the completions he did make were for big gains.
2007 Week 16 vs MIN (22 / 29 / 254 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 6 / 0 rush)
Collins was very efficient on the night. He played a poised and consistent game making several very good throws. He ended up going 22 for 29 with two touchdown passes and no interceptions.
2007 Week 17 vs DAL (22 / 31 / 244 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Collins had another solid game, throwing for over 200 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. His favorite targets were his starting wide receivers. He threw 11 balls to Santana Moss and six to Randle El. Collins hit Moss on a deep 42 yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter than sealed the victory. He lost a first half fumble and was sacked three times.
2007 Week 18 vs SEA (29 / 50 / 266 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
Todd Collins went 29 of 50 for 266 passes, while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. The numbers don't look bad, but considering the Seattle pass rush was in his face all day, combined with how his receivers were dropping passes all over the field means he probably deserved a better result. Collins was composed in the pocket, but did not have a lot of time to work for much of the game. In the fourth quarter he came alive; first finding Antwaan Randle El over the middle for a seven yard score, then a drive later hitting Santana Moss down the field for a 30 yard touchdown. Two late interceptions for touchdowns sealed Collins fate. He ran twice for two yards.