Chicago Bears: Losses are no longer a bad thing for this team
What does this mean for the rest of 2020?
Barring any sort of miracle, Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace will both find themselves out of a job at some point as a result of this season. What this means is that neither of these guys is going to just give up on the year and intentionally tank; that’s not how the NFL works. Winning games is the only thing that can keep Nagy in his current position.
In all likelihood, Nagy will coach like a guy who is coaching for his job – because he is. Even if somebody has already told him that he’ll be fired, he’ll be coaching to pad his resume in preparation for a jobless offseason.
Ryan Pace will hope for the same. Presumptively, Pace will be gone after this season, so a high draft pick does not benefit him in any way. For fans, this is bad news. I can’t see the future, but I imagine this Bears team will grind out the season and finish up somewhere around 7-9. This isn’t ideal, but a reality of the situation that we’ve found ourselves in.
Bunker down fans, this will be a long, dark period for the Chicago Bears. Pace and Nagy got their shot and failed, leaving the Windy City’s football team right back where it started.