7 thoughts following the Chicago Bears loss to the Lions

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Chicago Bears Thought No. 6: The first-overall pick is still in play

After Sunday’s game, the Houston Texans still own the No.1 overall selection after their loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chicago Bears still hold the No. 2 selection at the moment, but they still have a shot at the top spot.

If the Texans beat an equally hapless Indianapolis Colts and the Bears lose to the Minnesota Vikings as expected, then the Bears will hold the No.1 overall pick for the first time since 1947.

As someone who attended the Monday Night Football game between the Colts and Chargers in Indianapolis, the Colts are bad and clearly in tank mode. The Texans’ chances of winning against the Colts are very high.

If all this loss has a silver lining, then the Bears better land the first-overall selection. The first pick will give the team an opportunity to entertain trade offers from any teams wanting to draft C.J. Stroud or Bryce Young after both of them played very well in their bowl games on New Year’s Eve.

Heck, if anyone wants Jalen Carter or Will Anderson, the Chicago Bears should seriously entertain offers too if they receive an offer they can’t refuse. This team looks like they are at least two offseasons from being competitive.

I cannot help but wonder if anyone truly feels confident in General Manager Ryan Poles in making the right decisions in both free agency and the draft this offseason. After the Lions game, that seems like a tall task even for Ryan Poles, whose first season as a general manager is not looking good right now.