Rick Mirer


With Bears: 1997

Now: Proprietor, Mirror Wine Company

The Bears traded a first-round pick in the 1997 draft to get Mirer, with the expectation that he was going to stabilize the quarterback position. Well, that never happened. Mirer didn't do much as a Bear. In seven games (three starts), he compiled an 0-3 record, throwing for six interceptions and zero touchdowns before being released prior to the 1998 season.

While his performance with the Bears may have inspired fans to drink, at least now he provides them with a suitable beverage to quaff. Mirer's Mirror Wine Company produces small productions of Napa Valley cabernet and sauvignon blanc. So if you've got a glass, raise it to the man who led Notre Dame to glory and the Bears to … er, we're sure he's a lovely human being.

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