It’s been a long road of mediocrity since the team’s infamous ‘double-doink’ loss to the Eagles in the 2018 Wild Card, as the Bears followed up an 8-8 season in 2019 with an underwhelming Draft and off-season.
The Bears did not have a first round pick because of the Khalil Mack trade with the Raiders, and ended up trading for fading former Super Bowl hero Nick Foles as competition to the derided Mitch Trubisky.
Trubuskiy’s career is surely to be doomed forever for his role in a 2017 draft day trade that saw Chicago infamously choose Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, but he didn’t exactly help salvage his career last season when he posted the 3rd to worst QBR in the NFL, and finish with a measly 1980’s-esque 3,138 yards and 17 touchdowns in 15 games.
Trubisky hasn’t had the worst career ever by any means, as the 25-year-old actually made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after going 11-3 with a 24-12 touchdown-to-interception ratio, and 66.6% completion percentage, but his lack of ceiling, paired with the fact he’s anchored by arguably the league’s most talented defense, and schooled by one of the league’s brightest offensive minds, Matt Nagy, doesn’t exactly paint him out to be the most competent contributor.
The Bears elected to not pick up the former no. 2 overall pick’s fifth-year option, which shouldn’t incite many warm feelings between Trubisky and the organization going forward in 2020.
In the offseason the Bears added the aforementioned Foles from the Jaguars, tight end Jimmy Graham from the Packers, and cornerback Artie Burns from the Steelers, but lost Prince Amukamara, Taylor Gabriel, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Leonard Floyd, Nick Kwiatkoski, Nick Williams, and Kyle Long.
The Bears are 40/1 odds to win the Super Bowl, 20/1 to win the NFC, 17/4 to win the NFC North, and 8/5 to make the playoffs.