A day after dropping to 3-5 on the season, the Chicago Bears now face a harsh reality: they really aren’t that good.
This season was never supposed to end in a Super Bowl by any means, but seeing the team play competitive football is the goal at this point.
Hampered by a clueless head coach and a defense that clearly has some holes, the Bears are not ready to be a winning football team. Instead, it should be all about looking towards the future, developing Justin Fields and concentrating on how to improve this roster with a long-term viewpoint.
Tuesday sees the 2021 NFL trade deadline pass, and the Bears should be one of a few teams ready to sell.
The Chicago Bears should be prepared to trade away a few players in exchange for future assets.
Looking ahead, the Bears will likely be without head coach Matt Nagy after this season. By all accounts, his days in Chicago are done.
No one truly knows what will happen with general manager Ryan Pace, but at this point, we have to assume he could still be back after this year. This past draft, Pace dealt away some valuable future picks to acquire both Fields and Teven Jenkins.
If he is able to swing some deals before this year’s deadline, Pace could help either himself or the future GM of the Bears by getting back some valuable draft capital.
There are a few players in which the Bears should try to trade before the deadline. Some might seem more difficult to trade than others, but if at all possible, Pace needs to make some moves in effort to begin a true fire sale.