Just 100 Days Until the Chicago Bears Season Opens!

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Mitchell Trubisky /

It’s just 100 days until the Chicago Bears are playing football that counts.

If you blinked, you probably missed the month of May. With the weather warming up and the buzz of a new Chicago Bears’ draft class, the month flew by with press conferences, interviews and OTAs. The Bears (and the NFL) are on the cusp of their quietest time of the year. After team’s wrap up their mandatory minicamps, there really isn’t any team news until training camp opens. That’s 6 to 7 weeks of emptiness. That may be tough for hardcore Bears fans, but there is a silver lining that the Bears’ official Twitter reminded us all today.

First of all, before we discuss how fantastic it is that we are just 100 days from Bears’ football that matters, can we talk about how phenomenal this photo is? The backdrop of Lambeau Field, a great closeup of Trubisky, and Allen Robinson in full Bears’ uniform. I’ll admit, when I first saw this tweet, there were goosebumps.

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What’s even more exciting than the Bears’ social media team kicking butts and taking names, is the fact that the Bears are just 100 days away from real, actual football. Not preseason games, but Bears football against the Green Bay Packers that counts.

That’s exciting. The Bears haven’t played a football game in about 150 days. We have cleared well past the halfway point of football-less days and the 100-day mark truly points to the fact that we are getting close.

After minicamp, the next 50 days or so will be quiet, but those last 50 days we will find out so much about this team. There are so many questions the fans want to know:

  • How much has Trubisky progressed?
  • How will the new wide receivers gel with Mitch?
  • How different will Matt Nagy’s offense be?
  • How will the rookies play early on?
  • Will Adam Shaheen take a step forward?
  • How will Nagy utilize Tarik Cohen?
  • Will the Bears defense take another step forward?
  • Who will emerge as the edge rusher opposite Leonard Floyd?

The list of questions is seemingly endless. There are so many questions because so much is new with the Bears’ team this year: a new coach, a new offense, several new weapons. It’s that unknown that creates excitement.

100 days, Bears fans. Just 100 days. That’s all that’s left until Bears’ football is officially back. This should be the year they finally start putting it all together. Every Bears fan should be excited, I know I am.