Last week, I wrote about five players who exceeded expectations and performed much better than fans expected them to, so this week, I will be writing about five players who unfortunately didn’t live up to their expectations this season.
These players need to step up next season or else the Chicago Bears could be in trouble. With basically Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy essentially playing for their jobs, they need their players to play to their full potential if they want a shot at getting new contracts.
This isn’t necessarily a knock on the players saying they are bad. This is more so saying that fans expected better of them and wanted them to play better. They need to play at a consistently good level next season if the Bears want any shot of improving.
Nick Foles did not meet the expectations of the Chicago Bears
This is by far the biggest failure of the offseason. After head coach Matt Nagy used a new scapegoat in Mitchell Trubisky for the 2019 season, he had general manager Ryan Pace acquire Nick Foles from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a fourth-round pick. This pick would then be wasted on essentially an immobile backup quarterback.
Many expected Foles to be the savior after the Atlanta Falcons game in which he torched their below-average defense, but fans soon came to find out that was a fluke. Foles was a major part of their six-game losing streak which included a loss to the Minnesota Vikings in which he threw for 106 yards and an interception.
Foles may be the starter next season. If that’s the case they cannot have this horrid play from him. A lot of that falls on Nagy’s ability as a poor play-caller and coach, but Trubisky looked better than Foles under center. The move for Foles looking back now was a poor pick.