5 Chicago Bears who should be benched immediately

Chicago Bears (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) /
1 of 6
Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
Chicago Bears (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images) /

We just saw the Chicago Bears spiral out of control once again on Monday night versus their divisional rival, Minnesota Vikings. To be fair, the Bears were without 14 players who were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Not to mention, the offense actually gained 177 more yards than the Vikings, but just could not find a way to put it in the end zone.

Five trips within the red zone and only one touchdown on a desperate heave to end the game is all that the offense could muster outside of a second-quarter field goal. This is disheartening, but the good news is that Justin Fields downfield throws were fantastic for the most part. He had one poor throw to the corner that was overthrown to Darnell Mooney. He had another target that went to Mooney in the opposite corner that was inches away from being a touchdown.

The Chicago Bears need to see what the future holds

The biggest issue that Justin Fields had was fumbling the football twice, one lost. This is a problem that needs to be corrected as he leads the NFL with 12. We need to remain calm with this situation though because Fields has shown more positives than negatives and his growth is clearly on an upward trend. The hope is that Matt Nagy is going to be shown the door and a new regime will be put in place just in time to start seeing some serious changes.

Unfortunately, hope is all we have right now and we Chicago Bears fans are starting to get very tired of that word. We want results and we want them now. Results bring me to a very important part of this season’s juncture. There are a few players who no longer hold value past the 2022 season and there are a few players who we need to see if they are worth keeping around next year. In regards to both situations, it will involve a few players being benched.