Chicago Bears: 3 Reasons why making the playoffs dooms the Bears

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3. Now, the Chicago Bears are in the back half of the 2021 NFL Draft

Locking themselves into the playoffs, the Bears are now guaranteed to be in the back half of the 2021 NFL Draft order. 14 teams made the playoffs out of a possible 32, so Chicago won’t pick any higher than 19th overall in the first round.

By that time, any hope of landing a franchise quarterback will be gone. There is a slight possibility that North Dakota State star Trey Lance falls to that spot, but he’s not going to last longer than pick no. 20.

When the Bears are on the clock, the best they will be able to do is reach for a quarterback like Mac Jones or Kyle Trask — of which, the latter will be another deep dive into a long string of mediocrity.

If anything, the Bears will be forced to put off quarterback until the 2022 offseason and draft. As previously stated, Trubisky is going to be their best option in all likelihood — at least, that’s what Pace will decide, instead of making a run at Dak.

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Fans, I hate to be the realist (some may say pessimist), but the fact of the matter is, the Bears won’t be doing much damage in the postseason and, before you know it, we’ll all be back to exactly where we were going into last offseason. We’ll have the same questions, the same worries and the exact same debates. The playoffs mean absolutely nothing this year.