The 2020 season is going to be very important for the Chicago Bears. There are going to be a lot of questions that will need to be addressed. Those answers will be determined on how the team competes during the upcoming NFL season.
Go to bed 2020, you’re drunk. It is without saying that this year has been one of the craziest times any of us could remember. From a pandemic that has swept the world to a guy who broke Netflix with his self-proclamation of being the king of tigers, an infestation of murder hornets, a stock market crash, the passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, and so much more that it could be easy an article in itself Chicago Bears fans.
The only thing that has been positive is seeing the urgency of a call to change in the way Black Americans are being treated. This year, the sports world has been rocked and the upcoming Chicago Bears season will possibly have its set of roadblocks as well.
The Chicago Bears are set to enter training camp later next month and all eyes are going to be on the competition at quarterback. There are some who feel that Mitchell Trubisky will overcome the odds. Then there are most who feel that Trubisky’s time is over and Nick Foles will take over the reins.
This year will also determine the fates of both Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace. The end of the year will also be a time where the Bears are going to have to look at every member of the roster and determine what will indeed be the appropriate course of action and that is because of the looming salary cap realignment that might occur because of the pandemic.
However, if this pandemic has taught us anything it is to live for the moment and not worry about the things to come. I’ve said it before, and I will reiterate again that Mitch Trubisky will be the starting quarterback by the time the season rolls around in September.
I am not saying that things might change as the season continues, but Trubisky has been doing everything in his power to secure that role. It’s a different Trubisky than we have seen in the past. Maybe the signing of Foles was exactly the spark that Trubisky needed.
Where will the Chicago Bears finish in 2020?
I feel the Bears will finish 10-6 this year and will make the playoffs. While I am at the moment not feeling the likes of a Super Bowl, I am feeling that the team is going to be way more competitive than the way they were in 2019.
This will also be the year where both Pace and Nagy get an extension due to their winning record. The team is playing with a chip on its shoulder and understand that the way they played last year is unacceptable. They know this team is special and it will only be that way for a little bit more of time.
While this one is painful for me to write, the Bears will be losing some top talent at the end of the year. If the pandemic continues to take its toll, salary caps are going to have to be readjusted making a lot of teams vulnerable. I wouldn’t be surprised if you saw the Bears attempt to trade Khalil Mack at the end of the year to free up some space. It also may be the last year of Tarik Cohen, or even Allen Robinson if they’re not able to get an extension finalized.
2020 has been an absolutely crazy time and all signs are pointing to the same for the Bears. There is going to be a lot riding on this year regarding the team’s future, and when everything is over, all our questions should be answered. The pandemic is still plaguing the world, but the NFL season should get us back to some sense of normalcy. Hopefully, this means that the Bears too will be getting back to their normal ways.