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

The Chicago Bears are getting ready for the 2024 NFL Draft, and in doing so, they must avoid busts at all costs. They don't want a repeat of these four players.

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Chicago Bears, Mitchell Trubisky
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Chicago Bears Bust No. 1: Mitchell Trubisky

After being released from his third NFL team, it's officially time to accept the fact that Mitchell Trubisky, the Chicago Bears' former No. 2 overall pick, is a bust.

It's a bit of a double-hit, as it's not only a negative on Trubisky, but also the Chicago Bears. Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Bears could've drafted Patrick Mahomes or Deshaun Watson instead of Trubisky. That's not what I'm talking about here.

While Mitch Trubisky is considered a bust, he's also a top 5 Chicago Bears quarterback of all-time with 10,609 passing yards and 64 passing TDs, a Pro Bowl, an 0-2 playoff record, and a 2020 Nickelodeon Valuable Player award.

The Bears are still working on the whole having a good quarterback thing. They'll get it one day. Right? Guys?! Right?!?

Well, the Bears were actually Trubisky's best years as a quarterback. Sure, being a backup everywhere else he played is the reasoning behind that, but at the end of the day, Mitchell Trubisky is what he is. And that's a bust.

Being drafted above Patrick Mahomes, specifically, drives the nail in the coffin on this one.