Negative: No playoffs or wins over Green Bay
It's not like the Bears were preseason Super Bowl favorites or anything. However, with the NFC North being down, it seemed reasonable to think the team could sneak into the playoffs. It also seemed reasonable to think the losing streak against Green Bay would be snapped.
Instead, the Bears missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season and still haven't beaten the Packers since 2018. Being able to eliminate the Packers from playoff contention would have been a huge positive for the Bears in Week 18, but they couldn't get it done.
Positive: The offense has 2 elite targets
The Chicago Bears desperately needed a reliable target heading into 2023. The team went out and traded for DJ Moore from the Carolina Panthers to try and finally secure an elite weapon for Fields. The results have been just what the team hoped for.
The team also gave tight end Cole Kmet a huge extension before the 2023 season. Kmet responded by having easily his best season as a pro. Moore had 96 catches and Kmet had 73. Who had the 3rd-most catches? Rookie running back Roschon Johnson with 34. This team team had no passing attack this season without the 2 stars.
Whether Fields is back or a rookie is brought in, the QB in Chicago for 2024 will have a couple of reliable veteran targets.