The 1972 Chicago Bears season was their 53rd regular season completed in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–9–1 record, another below .500 showing, in head coach Abe Gibron's first season. But they had good success on the QB Rushing. QB Bobby Douglass ran on 143 carries for 972 yards and 8 Touchdowns. This would be later broken by Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick who became the first and only Quarterback to run over 1,000 yards in the NFL. Only three other QBs ran for over 1,000 yards in one season, but they were all in the CFL.