Chicago Bears: 3 logical reasons to fight for the playoffs

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1. Chicago not in position to draft a top quarterback

Let’s be realistic, here, folks. The Bears don’t have a chance to draft either Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence or Ohio State’s Justin Fields at this stage. In addition, they likely won’t have a shot at drafting Trey Lance out of North Dakota State. Heck, let’s take it one step further.

They might not even be able to snag Zach Wilson, the biggest riser of them all out of BYU, who has entered the top-15 discussion right about now.

So, if the Bears aren’t going to be able to draft either of the top four quarterbacks (without a major trade up, of course), they may as well give it everything they have and aim for a playoff spot.

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In the latter half of the first round, the Bears will be looking at options like Mac Jones from Alabama or Kyle Trask out of Florida — and Jones might be the only one worth a first rounder, though Trask is going to push some teams to pull the trigger earlier.

You want to talk about being stuck in mediocrity? The Bears have already guaranteed themselves being stuck in quarterback purgatory, as we have come to deem the term. Their five wins are already enough to keep them out of the top 10 picks, and it’s tough to see them going completely winless the remaining six games of the year.

At worst, the Bears should finish around 6-10 or 7-9. At best, obviously, they end at 10-6 and sneak into the playoffs. Then, at least, fans have something positive to end the year on. After the tumble they’ve taken, a playoff berth would be a nice consolation.