Attempting to grade an NFL Draft immediately after the draft is difficult. The same could be said for all offseason moves. The Chicago Bears have made some significant changes, but these look to be the five best decisions of 2020.
As we dive into the 2020 NFL season (hopefully), we take a look back at what we believe are the five best decisions made by Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears. Before we dive into the good, let us take a look back on what transpired with this team over the last two years.
The team made the decision to move on from John Fox. This move was a great decision. Bringing in Matt Nagy was the next step. The jury might still be out on that one, but in his first season, the Chicago Bears went 12-4 and won the NFC North. The team followed that up with a mediocre 8-8 season. The thing is, that seems awful, especially because of the Super Bowl aspirations we all had as fans after the 2018 season. However, looking back at history it was really not that bad.
The key now is how the team performs in 2020. If they continue to slip backward than Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy will be out of jobs really fast. However, if the team finds a way to bounce back more closely to the 2018 season than maybe it will finally be time for us to admit we fall too much into recency bias with our favorite teams.
Some of you cannot stand Mitchell Trubisky. Others want to blame Matt Nagy and then many want to put the blame on Pace. None of them are solely to blame, but all hold an equal share of the team’s failures and successes. Are the Bears a better team heading into 2020 than they were in 2019? Only time will tell, but it seems these five decisions could be the key.