1. Quarterback debacle
Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice, shame on you. Mitch Trubisky over Patrick Mahomes and DeShaun Watson was a huge mistake. Ryan Pace was given a chance to fix it. He traded for Nick Foles.
You can blame Matt Nagy for this all you want, and he had a real say in the decision. Still, this is not like Nagy went out of his way to handpick him. There were only a few quarterbacks available to the Bears in the offseason, so Nagy wanted the one he was familiar with. That is not an indictment on Nagy, who did not draft Trubisky. The Bears were desperate and had to add someone, so Nagy preferred Foles.
Nagy also did not trade draft capital for Foles when multiple other quarterbacks were still available. Does Ryan Pace have a poker face, or does he run around screaming his plans for everyone to hear?
Foles was a mistake, but the way they went out and got Foles hurts even more. These are the moves you hire a General Manager for. He has depleted the depth, depleted the draft capital, spent reckless money, and none of that has led to anything. It is time to move on from Ryan Pace.