Chicago Bears: Win or lose, what happens after Week 17?

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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Chicago Bears beat the Green Bay Packers

This may seem like a longshot, but this isn’t impossible. Any team can win on any given Sunday. It just so happens the Bears are facing the current Number 1 seed Green Bay Packers who are 12-3. The red-hot Packers are coming off dismantling the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Night Football and are looking to continue that.

But, what if the Bears win? For starters, that gets the Bears’ to the show. The Bears could either get the seventh or sixth seed then depending on which happens with the Rams game. Regardless, they should expect to face the New Orleans Saints or the Packers in the first round of playoffs.

If the Bears win and make the playoffs, the Bears should bring back quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Regardless of the previous wins, leading the Bears to win four straight on the back of the offense capped with a win over the Packers is worthy of at least a one-year contract extension.

Additionally, the Bears need to keep Bill Lazor as their play-caller. Clearly, he is doing something right with this offense and he needs to stay. It really depends on the result of the game, but with the way the Bears’ defense has been playing, they will likely win over Green Bay on the backs of their offense.

Everybody should basically keep their jobs, except Chuck Pagano. He should be let go with how horrible he’s done with this talented defense regardless.