Chicago Bears: 3 Remaining outcomes for the 2020 season

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Winning only lasted so long, how will the rest of the Chicago Bears season go?

After starting the season at 5-1, the Chicago Bears were looking like they were one of the better football teams in the league. With control over the NFC North, Chicago looked ahead at a schedule that only got more difficult as the season went on.

It’s hard to discredit any win in the NFL, but Chicago’s first four were not against elite teams by any stretch of the imagination. Fast forward to the end of their mid-year gauntlet and Chicago dropped all four games, leaving them with a painfully average 5-5 record.

It’s hard to point fingers at anybody. Matt Nagy finally gave up play-calling duties in what now seems like an attempt to throw offensive coordinator Bill Lazor under the bus for Chicago’s offensive struggles. The defense is doing its job, creating turnovers and holding teams to just over 20 points per game. But when it comes time to execute on the offensive end, this team is shooting blanks.

We learned in 2018 that the offense doesn’t have to be great to find success in this league. This year, we’re learning that it does, in fact, have to be serviceable to find success in the league. There is only so much that can be done by Khalil Mack, Eddie Jackson, and Kyle Fuller to keep the Bears in each game.

This leaves Chicago in no-man’s-land. At 5-5, Chicago is beyond the point of tanking. If they want to draft a quarterback, they’ll have to trade up before they can snag an elite prospect. A playoff run seems unlikely but isn’t out of the picture. Which outcomes are left for the 2020 season in the Windy City?