The Chicago Bears and New York Giants have a connection in the year 2021. The Bears traded up to New York’s spot in the draft to select Justin Fields. It was a great selection for the Bears as they have their quarterback of the future but the Giants have their first-round pick in 2022 now.
With Chicago sitting at 5-10 and New York sitting at 4-11, the Giants are going to have two really nice draft picks this year. It is up to them to make them count but the Bears made that trade-off. It isn’t like Ryan Pace has made significant first-round selections anyway so it doesn’t really matter. Roquan Smith and (hopefully) Justin Fields are the only ones for him to be proud of.
When the two teams meet on Sunday, none of that will matter for one afternoon. The Bears and Giants each bring bottom five offenses (based on points per game) so don’t expect a lot of fireworks. It should be a relatively low-scoring game. Of course, anything can happen but it doesn’t seem likely that a lot of points will be scored.
The Giants have Daniel Jones as their quarterback. They haven’t realized it but he is Mitch Trubisky 2.0. He isn’t straight-up awful but he can’t move an offense the way that they would have hoped when they drafted him. It might have been smart to use that draft pick that they gave the Bears on Fields or Mac Jones but they punted on that opportunity.
Neither the Chicago Bears nor New York Giants score a lot of points on offense.
With no first-round pick, rooting against the Bears is pointless. Matt Nagy is already as good as gone which is the only important thing that will come of this season. This is a good opportunity for the Bears to take advantage of one of the only teams truly worse than them and get a feel-good win.
They did that against the Seattle Seahawks last week with Nick Foles under center so anything could happen against the Giants. Even if they both are bat at offense, it might be an entertaining game as they each are playing for pride at this point. Hopefully, the Bears are able to finish strong starting with a win this week.