Chicago Bears: Franchise defining moments of the 2010s

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As the 2010s come to a close, what are some franchise defining moments for the Chicago Bears?

With another decade of Chicago Bears football finally coming to a close, the 2010s will always be known as a time for the Bears where there seemed to be a lot of hope but also a lot of agony and heartbreak that would occur simply because the Bears have been one of the most inconsistent franchises in the NFL over the last ten years.

While people will always be split on how the 2010s for the Bears have gone, this is a decade that saw the Bears have four head coaches and three general managers. Then there are some of the decisions that the Bears front office made that have consistently held the Bears back or have helped this team.

While it’s hard to acknowledge that the Bears would make the playoffs just twice over the last ten years, the franchise also went through an extensive rebuild that would see the Bears have losing seasons from 2014 until 2017. While 2018 was by far the second most successful season in this decade for the Bears, the 2010 season saw the Bears go to the NFC Championship game only to lose to their archrivals the Green Bay Packers.

With that said, as the 2010s come to a close, what are some franchise defining moments that shaped this decade? These could be in the form of trading for a player, simply hiring or firing a head coach or even seeing a player retire. Let’s examine some of the moments that will forever be talked about in Bears’ history.