What Chicago Bears fans really wanted for Christmas this year

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Alright, I think the obvious answer here is that most Chicago Bears fans would love to see the McCaskey family sell the team. I also think it is obvious that is not going to happen — especially after dropping millions on the Arlington Park purchase. Quite frankly, although it could not get any worse, we cannot predict that a new owner is going to magically change things either. With this Christmas gift out of the realm of possibilities, let’s look at what Chicago Bears fans really want for Christmas this year.

Before we get into that, let’s take a quick look back at the recent history of this team. The Chicago Bears are not much better than the Detroit Lions as a franchise. Since the year 2007, the Bears have made the playoffs three times (2010, 2018 and 2020). The Lions have the same success rate during that time with appearances in 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Now, to be fair, if we go back to the year 2000, the Bears have three additional appearances, including their Super Bowl run in 2006. The Lions don’t have any additional appearances during that span. Congratulations Chicago Bears fans, you are a slight step above the lowly Detroit Lions.

The Chicago Bears current regime has amounted to very little

With the current regime, the team is about to see its first losing season. Matt Nagy hit the ground running in 2018 with a 12-4 record and was crowned king of the NFC North. That feeling was short-lived after a double-doink in Philadelphia that made them a one-and-done team. This team was fueled by a historically good defense and a slightly below-average offense. The team was supposed to take big steps offensively in 2019 and again in 2020, but that never happened.

Most fans and analysts blamed the failures on Mitch Trubisky. However, after seeing Andy Dalton, Nick Foles and rookie Justin Fields struggle horribly, it is clear that the offensive scheme just does not work. This has led to all of us waiting to see if Matt Nagy survives what many are calling “Black Monday.” Today marks the day that teams can start interviewing head coaching candidates as long as they have fired their current head coach or at least publicly notified him that he will be relieved of his duties at the end of the current season.

This brings us to what Chicago Bears really wanted for Christmas this year…