Pro Football Focus predicts the Chicago Bears lose one, gain three free agents
The Chicago Bears are in the playoffs. The Chicago Bears are in the playoffs. If I keep repeating it, maybe it will actually sink in. After this roller coaster mess of a season, it is hard to believe, even after a 5-1 start, that this team made the playoffs. It makes sense though that they could not win their way into the playoffs but instead backed into the playoffs due to the Cardinals losing their final two games.
That said, all that matters is that they made it and they played within the rules of the NFL. Now, the team starts out with the same record in the playoffs as every other team in the NFC outside of the Green Bay Packers who earned a first-round bye.
Many fans have already written off the Chicago Bears as they are scheduled to play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon. These two teams met earlier in the regular season and the Bears lost to the Saints 26-23 in overtime. Alvin Kamara was the leading force with 163 all-purpose yards. Nick Foles was under center for the Chicago Bears, however, this time it will be Mitch Trubisky who gets a crack at the Saints.
Foles had a solid game in this one as he threw for 272 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. This is also the infamous game where Javon Wims was ejected for throwing a couple of punches at Saints safety, C.J. Gardner-Johnson. Will Mitch Trubisky be able to shake things up and help the Bears actually walk away with a win? It might be difficult with the likes of Roquan Smith, Darnell Mooney, and Buster Skrine still out.
No matter what happens, the Chicago Bears, like every other team in the NFL, will have their work cut out for them during the 2021 offseason. Will Ryan Pace survive as rumors have started swirling around the Bears are interested in Chiefs Director of Football Operations, Mike Borgonzi. Borgonzi has been a hot name in the general manager talk throughout the league, would the Bears actually fir Pace for him or do they have other ideas for him — replacing Ted Phillips?
No matter who is here pulling the strings, Pro Football Focus (PFF) released their top-100 free agents heading into 2021. The Chicago Bears’ current 2020 roster has only two of those free agents and PFF is predicting one walks while the other one returns. PFF also is predicting the Bears sign two other free agents from this list.