Chicago Bears: 3 Remaining outcomes for the 2020 season
Finish 8-8 and suffer for years to come
Let’s be honest here; the Chicago Bears aren’t going to win anything significant this year. There’s a big difference between this squad and the one that was in control of the NFC North two years ago. Having said that, this team also isn’t bad. They’ve proven that they can beat lower-tier opponents, but at the same time, have also proven that they can’t compete with more talented teams.
If I had to make a prediction, I’d say that the Chicago Bears will finish .500, trade up to draft the second or third-best quarterback in the draft, and go on to lose 9 or 10 games next year. It’s not anybody’s fault specifically, just the one simple truth that this coaching staff hit their ceiling a couple of seasons ago.
There’s almost zero chance that Chicago will be able to trade up for Trevor Lawrence, and if they did trade up for him, they’d lose so much that it wouldn’t matter anyway. Justin Fields is a possibility, but it’s most likely that Chicago will have the honor of ruining BYU quarterback Zach Wilson’s career.
I have nothing against Wilson as a player, but he’d be thrown into one of the worst situations imaginable. Chicago would likely still have to trade up for him, losing enough assets to render them incapable of putting together a strong offensive line. It’ll be the Trubisky story all over again, except this time Chicago has aging defensive stars and a washed-up head coach.