Chicago Bears: Burning questions as Bears work through bye week

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When the Chicago Bears’ schedule first came out before the season, it looked as though the team had the perfect bye week. If optimistic thinking was in play, these Bears could be hovering around .500 and use the bye week to prep for a late season push.

Instead, Chicago’s bye came and went with the team sitting at a miserable 3-6 record. Matt Nagy’s Bears are losers of four in a row, and while the past two games have felt like moral victories, those can only carry a fan base so far.

Fans are sick of the same old, same old in Chicago. At this point in the season, Bears fans are focused mostly on what rookie quarterback Justin Fields can continue to prove and how he develops.

Realistically, what else would fans be focused on halfway through another ho-hum season like this one?

The current state of the Chicago Bears begs a few burning questions as the bye week comes to a close.

This is now crunch time for the Bears. Either the team comes together and somehow rallies to make this a competitive season, or they continue down the losing road en route to some monumental changes which are sure to unfold sooner rather than later.

Fields has been the highlight of the season, and it’s safe to say that if the Bears hadn’t made the move for that kid, they could very well be staring at an 0-9 record right now.

That doesn’t exactly inspire optimism behind the current Bears’ regime. These next eight weeks are going to tell us a whole lot about what these Bears are, and what they are set to become in the offseason.

Speaking of the offseason, our first burning question revolves around one key player who is surely to have a busy offseason of his own.