The Chicago Bears finished the 2022 season with the worst record in football. Personally, I felt like the team was at least a six-win team despite only being victorious in three. The Bears found themselves 1-7 in one-score games. Any of those could have flipped the other way. That said, the losing continued into the 2023 season. At least until recently. It was nearly a year since this franchise finished with a W. Now, the team has gone 4-4 over its last eight games. With each win, the Chicago Bears find themselves falling further down the 2024 NFL Draft board, but also hold the Panthers' pick.
Each week, we will update the 2024 NFL Draft board to determine which picks in the first round the Bears own. Remember, the Bears own the Panthers' first-round pick in 2024 after trading the top pick in 2023. Feel free to fan any way you want, but personally, I am all for this team continuing to win games. I was hoping the Panthers would go winless, but unfortunately, they squeaked out a win over the Texans. That win changed things drastically for the Chicago Bears. Now, the Panthers have fired head coach Frank Reich too, which could spark the team to grind out another win or two. Please no.
Tracking the Chicago Bears 1st-round picks in the 2024 NFL Draft
The Chicago Bears won in ugly fashion on Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings. The scoreboard does not reflect just how well this Bears team played. Matt Eberflus finally found a way to beat a divisional opponent. It was his first time doing so in nearly two years. As of now, that win has not moved them down the draft order, but it could lead to that exact thing happening in the future. Personally, I want them to win. This is a young team that needs to learn how to win football games. That being said, let's look at where the Bears currently rank for the 2024 NFL Draft.
2024 NFL Draft Order (First-Round, Top 10)
1. Carolina Panthers (Bears Pick)
2. Arizona Cardinals
3. New England Patriots
4. Chicago Bears
5. Washington Commanders
6. New York Giants
7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. New York Jets
9. LA Chargers
10. Tennessee Titans
With another Carolina Panthers loss this weekend, the chances of the Bears landing that top pick looks to be over 60%. That's just the mathematical side. Looking at the Panthers' schedule, they have a strong chance of gifting the Bears the first overall pick and as of now, don't look interested in improving.