Chicago Bears: A thank you letter to the teams of the NFC East

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I think it is important that we Chicago Bears fans take the time to acknowledge the fact we would not likely be as excited about the Bears’ future if not for the NFC East. That’s right, I am going to take the time to thank each team within the NFC East for giving the Chicago Bears the opportunity to land Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Dear Teams of the NFC East,

As I sit down to write to you, I must point out that I am doing so with a grin on my face that stretches from ear to ear. I will address each of you in order of how thankful I am to you and your organization. I feel confident enough to address you with the type of moxy and swagger I see fit no matter how awful the Chicago Bears have been over the last decade or two.

Before we get into the individual recognition, let me also thank you as a whole for being one of the most balanced divisions within the NFL the last couple of seasons. As the Chicago Bears just missed the playoffs in 2019 and squeaked in based on a technicality in 2020, it is evident that the fact the NFC East was filled with middling teams (just as the Chicago Bears were) is one main reason why the Chicago Bears had any glimmer of hope last year and even the year before.

Not many fans will agree with me, but it is always a good feeling with a team that is pushing for or makes the playoffs. Once the playoffs begin — anything can happen. Unfortunately for the Chicago Bears, nothing really happened. Alright, let’s now direct our attention to each individual team.