3 Chicago Bears we can safely call busts after the 2023 season

You probably won't see much of these guys at Soldier Field next season.

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1. EDGE Yannick Ngakoue

There was real excitment when GM Ryan Poles signed Ngakoue right before the 2023 season kicked off. The Bears' pass-rushing unit was one of the worst in football back in 2022, and for a while there it looked like they weren't going to do anything to address it. Then Poles makes the move for a guy who has put up at least eight sacks in every year of his career, and ... it flops spectacularly. Ngakoue appeared in 13 games with the Bears and posted career-worst numbers basically across the board. It was so bad that Poles felt the need to make an in-season move, trading for star Washington defensive lineman Montez Sweat. That move worked out *far* better for the Bears, and all-but-ended Ngakoue's brief time in Chicago.