Chicago Bears fans must adopt the mindset of Mitch Trubisky

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The Chicago Bears are in the playoffs and that is all that matters

This is going to be a very non-analytical article — not something that I am a big fan of doing, but this needs to be said. I have been somewhat silent on social media lately as life has kept me from being glued to my phone 24/7, but that has not kept me from reading the thousands and thousands of Chicago Bears fans complaining about the Bears making the playoffs.

I understand that there are negatives involved. The Chicago Bears’ draft slot could be much worse now — especially if they find a way to beat the Saints and advance to the second round of the playoffs. With the late surge and second playoff stint in three years under Matt Nagy’s tenure, it is quite possible that George McCaskey decides to retain Ryan Pace and Nagy’s services for 2021. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but many, many fans wanted one, if not both, gone next year.

These things cannot be ignored and Chicago Bears fans are concerned that the team will continue to fall into mediocrity as the team has now gone 8-8 two years in a row. Could it be that Matt Nagy will be the next Jeff Fischer of the NFL? Only time will tell on that one, but I do not believe it to be the case.

As a fan, the fact that the Bears were playing meaningful football in January was huge in itself. An ugly loss to the Packers clearly knocked the wind out of many fans, but the team is in the playoffs and that is all that matters. In fact, Chicago Bears fans should get on board with Mitch Trubisky‘s mindset rather than complain about their favorite team. After the loss to the Packers, Mitch Trubisky had this to say about the Chicago Bears situation:

"It’s a weird feeling, obviously disappointed about the game, but finding out the news that we got in — we were rewarded for the hard work over the last few weeks. We’re in the playoffs and that’s really all the matters. Everyone is 0-0 and we have a good opportunity this week. We have another week and we cannot let it affect the next week — we cannot let it affect tomorrow. The next game is the most important one now."

You can hear his entire postgame press conference here:

Although fans do not have anything to play for, these players and coaches have plenty on the line. With question marks in so many places for this team, fans have a right to be frustrated about the outcome of the 2020 season. However, the first step to any Super Bowl run comes by making the playoffs.

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If a team makes it to the big dance as they say, literally anything can happen. What’s the point of being a fan if you cannot enjoy the fact the team is in the playoffs, no matter how they made it?