The Chicago Bears should consider cutting these players in 2022

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I think it is safe to say that we can start looking into the 2022 season and stop worrying about anything this year outside of some key players’ development. Justin Fields is the obvious player the Chicago Bears should be concerned with, but it clearly goes beyond him. The team has plenty of young players who need to develop. As we are seeing with Patrick Mahomes, Justin Fields will not be able to do this on his own.

Enough about that though, the point here is to look at players who do not deserve to be back on the roster in 2022 despite being under contract. What is crazy here is that the Bears will literally only have 28 active players on the roster at the end of the 2021 season. This is of course assuming players like James Daniels and Bilal Nichols don’t see contract extensions before the start of the 2022 league year.

The Chicago Bears are hopefully on the verge of greatness

One would have to assume that the reason that neither has been extended is that Ryan Pace does not have the authority to make any additional signings at this point. Could Ted Phillips and George McCaskey be planning his exit along with Matt Nagy’s? One can only hope to see a fresh start with this organization behind Justin Fields, right? The future may finally be bright with this team — especially if Aaron Rodgers is no longer with the Packers in the near future.

With the potential of a new multi-billion-dollar stadium complex in the future and the likes of a new general manager and/or head coach, could we possibly see the dawn of a new era for our beloved Chicago Bears? Well, here’s to hoping. The road will not be an easy one next season as the team will have so much turnover, can whoever is the general manager afford to cut any more players? These must at least be considered.