1. More of being average
The Chicago Bears still have some good players. They have a GM that has no interest in a reset. They are going to go all out on bringing this roster back and adding to it. The fact is that it is hard to see the Bears falling all the way apart and into a top-five pick next year.
However, they do not have the assets, and the track history points to them not putting together a championship roster in just one offseason. The Chicago Bears are stuck in the middle and their solution appears to be to stay there.
We wrote recently that being average is the worst spot to be in sports. At least at the bottom, you can build up with draft capital. Most teams in the middle have to take a step back before they can climb back. However, the Bears are trying to be that rare team that goes from average to great without the adequate cap space and draft capital. They are betting on unlikely scenarios and are risking their future to do so. It is a bold call, and has a high likelihood of ending poorly.