Grossman on time with Bears: 'Best six years of my life'

Grossman on time with Bears: 'Best six years of my life'
October 18, 2013, 6:15 pm
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By Charlie Roumeliotis

The last time Rex Grossman was in Chicago dates back to 2008, when he was in the final year of his contract with the Bears.

But Grossman, now serving as the third-string quarterback for the Redskins, says his time in Chicago was unforgettable.

"It was probably the best six years of my life," Grossman said on the Waddle and Silvy Show Friday. "Getting drafted to the NFL was an amazing experience, going through ... the ups and downs, getting hurt, coming back, playing well, the Super Bowl ... but just living there. Chicago is my favorite city in the world ... To live there for six years as a professional athlete, it doesn't get any better than that."

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Although Grossman was often scrutinized by Bears fans, he says he learned a lot over the course of those six years and wouldn't want it any other way.

"I think each stage of your life has it's own story to tell and owns a special part of my memory," Grossman said. "But [going] from college [to the NFL] and being an adult, getting paid, having a new team, getting adjusted to the city, and everything I went through was just an experience that I wouldn't trade for the world."

Grossman quarterbacked the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006 against Indianapolis, and his favorite memory with Chicago was the game that got them there.

"Probably the NFC Championship game," he said, regarding the Bears' 39-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints in 2006. "That was the elation that it had with my teammates in the locker room, and once we realized we were going to win that game. To become NFC Champions, the snow was coming down, celebrating on the stage, all the hard work we put in to get to that point. ... Everything was right there for us. We reached a goal. We didn't reach the ultimate goal, but it was a pretty special day nonetheless."