The Chicago Bears may see a lot of change in their roster come 2021.
This Chicago Bears season has been a different one. It’s been one for the history books already, as the entire league has dealt with the pandemic. But, for the Bears specifically, it’s been a tale of two halves.
Chicago began the season with a handful of down-to-the-wire finishes en route to a 5-1 record and atop the NFC North. They got there by finishing games; finding ways to win when it mattered most. Head coach Matt Nagy even made a quarterback change early on, and for a little while, it appeared to be the right call.
Now, the Bears are losers of four in a row and getting set to play the Green Bay Packers in prime time. In all likelihood, they will enter next week having lost five straight with a record of 5-6.
There will be plenty of changes next year, and if we’re lucky, it could include some movement at the top. Whether it’s Nagy, general manager Ryan Pace or both, the Bears are clearly in need of some change at leadership positions.
Whoever the general manager is next year will have a lot of work to do, too. By all accounts in 2020, we’ve seen some glaring issues which need fixing. Pace put a bandaid on the offensive line and it lasted all of a few weeks before the group imploded for many reasons.
The offense, in general, has been a mess. Between the play of the line, the quarterbacks and play-calling, the Bears simply can’t score points — oh and by the way, it looks as though they have to go back to Mitchell Trubisky. We’ve come full circle in a matter of two months.
However the priorities shake out, the Bears’ brass will have to figure out a way to fix things. There are positions of need that will require spending money. There are players which may not stick around for one reason or another. The Bears need change — lots of it. To start, the following three players could be candidates to cut next year in order to help solve some of those problems.