When can we expect the Bears to win the Superbowl?

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 15: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky /

Can Mitchell Trubisky win a Super Bowl with the Chicago Bears?

The Chicago Bears are not as dominant as they used to be, especially throughout the 2000’s. However, with a new coaching staff in town, alongside quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and a roster with a plethora of young talent. Known as a city that’s all about football, the question has to be asked: When can we expect to see another Lombardi Trophy in the Windy City?

Two years into the Doug Pederson era, the Philadelphia Eagles accomplished the goal. In just his second season with the Patriots, Bill Belichick led the Patriots to Superbowl victory. One year after taking over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jon Gruden accomplished the goal in 2003.  Others, like Tom Coughlin and Mike Tomlin, won their first Superbowl in their second or third season. See the trend?  By the second or third season, some of the best coaches of this generation ended up winning the Superbowl. 

The Bears have not made the Playoffs since 2010. Since the start of this decade, they’ve gone through three head coaches, currently on their fourth. It’s been all downhill for the Bears since that NFC Championship Game loss to the Packers. Under Matt Nagy, fans hope that things are finally different. For the first time in what feels like forever, the Bears hope they have a legitimate franchise quarterback, one that will pull this team out of the NFL’s cellar.

Hate to say it, but the Bears probably won’t be playing in Atlanta next February. The reasons are simple; before the Bears can win another trophy, they must learn to win their division and dominate teams within their own conference. A 0-6 record versus the NFC North certainly doesn’t help the Bears cause, nor does a 1-5 record against teams in the NFC. During Doug Pederson’s first season, the Eagles went 7-9. Looking at who the Bears opponents in 2018, it’s likely that the Bears see a similar result.

Point being is this: The clock is ticking faster than ever now for Ryan Pace. Despite signing an extension, Pace knows he’s got one last chance to get things right. He’s finally got his guy in Head Coach Matt Nagy and has had more than enough time to build a team his way.

During Nagy’s first year, the Bears will be tested. Even a Wild Card appearance would be alright considering it’s a step forward. Then in 2019, the Bears make the leap and enter the legitimate Superbowl Conversation.

Perhaps 2019 is the year the Bears finally win it all. Winning in Miami, where they lost Superbowl XLI. Time will tell if everything Pace has been doing since taking over in 2015 has been working. The direction of this team now hinges on the development of Mitchell Trubisky. The Bears have some solid pieces in guys like Jordan Howard, Leonard Floyd, and Eddie Jackson. Hopefully, with another offseason of good drafting and Pace willing to break the bank and sign some top-tier free agents, the Bears get back to the playoffs.

For a city that’s literally built itself on football tradition, Chicago hasn’t seen a Lombardi Trophy since 1985. While the Bears have gotten close, a three-year window represents their best chance win. If the city of Chicago doesn’t see a second Lombardi Trophy within the next three years, one has to wonder if the Bears will ever be able to win another championship.