The Chicago Bears’ social media team was just trying to hype up their fan base about their new quarterback.
Turns out, the fan base lost all hope the moment they signed that new quarterback.
The Bears’ Twitter account tweeted a picture of free-agent signing Andy Dalton, captioned with just the quote “QB1.” As the social team probably should have expected, it didn’t go over well in the comments section.
Twitter user Jessi Davin posted a video of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin saying “gimme a hell yeah,” then panning to an empty audience.
@MrRodJones tweeted, “Expecting a fan base to get excited about Andy Dalton is like asking a 5 year old to get excited about broccoli. It just isn’t gonna happen. They want dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets, just like the rest of us.”
MSP Athletics tweeted the image, photoshopped with a 2 in front of Andy Dalton’s number 14, suggesting the team would go 2-14. “Fixed it for you,” they wrote. A number of other users tweeted simply to “sell the team.”
Luke Null, who was a cast-member for “SNL” for one season, tweeted, “Greatest Chicago Bears QB of all time.” Which, in its own sense, might be the biggest insult there is.
The Bears gave Andy Dalton a one-year, $10 million contract after letting former No. 2 overall pick Mitchell Trubisky walk to the Bills in free agency. They tried to lure Russell Wilson out of Seattle, reportedly offering the Seahawks three first-round picks and two players, but Pete Carroll refused to let the deal happen.