5 Bears who had no business making the 2021 final roster

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Football season is nearly upon us (less than a day left!), and the 2021 final rosters are set and announced. As with every team, the announcement of the Chicago Bears 2021 final roster brought several moments of relief and a few seconds of increasing concern.

Ryan Pace is already on most fans’ list of general managers who need to be fired. Matt Nagy is probably on a very similar list for coaches too. When the team announced the final 53-man roster, there was plenty of uproar as fans were clamoring for their favorite backend roster guy to make the team. When that didn’t happen, fans went screaming through the streets so-to-speak calling for Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy’s heads.

Did the Chicago Bears get a few roster moves wrong?

There are, of course, always players poised for a breakout year, and coaches take this into consideration. Fans are unable to see every minute of every practice. There will be players who are heavily criticized who then go on to have an incredible season.

Likewise, there are decisions made about players that are not criticized enough. Several players in the 2021 Bears’ roster have absolutely no business being there in the first place. They either pose a risk to the Bears’ success as a whole or serve absolutely no purpose other than filling a spot that could be taken by a younger player with potential. Both such cases are true with our first player: Jimmy Graham.