At 4-7, the Chicago Bears would normally be counted out of the playoff race. But, for those who are keeping track of the mathematical situations at home, the Bears are far from out of the race.
It sounds completely ridiculous, but those are the facts. Now, how realistic is it that they will actually turn things around, especially considering they have back-to-back games against the Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers?
Quick answer: highly unlikely. This upcoming 2-game stretch is an absolute gauntlet, going up against two of the best teams in football, record-wise.
Instead, fans are concentrated more on watching certain players and figuring out what this roster could look like going into future seasons.
For the rest of this 2021 season, a few particular Chicago Bears players have to finish strong.
The remainder of this season is going to be about looking ahead. Which players will stick around and which will be let go? For five key Bears players, the rest of the season is about finishing strong.
First of all, let’s get this out of the way: Justin Fields has nothing to prove for the remainder of the season. To be frank, he didn’t have much to prove coming into his rookie season. If we’re looking at the big picture, Matt Nagy was never going to last. The majority of Fields’ career will be spent under a different coaching staff.
So, no, Fields is not on this list. There are, however, five important players here that, for one reason or another, have to either step it up or continue their strong play for the remainder of the season.