The 2020 NFL season was a confusing one for the Chicago Bears and their fans. After starting the season with a 5-1 record, the team would go on to win just three games for the remainder of the season to finish 8-8, barely sneaking into the playoffs.
The Bears, despite their quarterback situation, found success and felt like they had a chance to make a playoff run. Well, that quarterback situation reared its ugly head when the playoffs came calling. In the wildcard game against the Saints, the Bears lost 21-9, scoring their only touchdown as time expired in the 4th quarter.
The Bears will look to truly compete in the playoffs.
The season was a letdown, despite making the playoffs. Many people around the country did not believe the hype around their hot start to the season, holding the opinion that the team was masked by mostly bad opposition. Bears fans were hopeful, however, especially after beating Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When the season started going south, Bears fans realized that Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles weren’t going to be able to take them far in the playoffs.
The Bears currently have the 20th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and own eight total picks. With what they need, they aren’t in the best situation, but they hope their moves in the offseason can hold them over. The next slide will highlight some of those moves and why they are good or bad. Here is a 2021 NFL Draft primer for Chicago.