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Which Chicago Bears players will still be around when they are good

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My fellow Bears’ fans, what do we have to look forward to? The 2017 season has spiraled down the toilet, the current coaching staff are reportedly coaching their last five games, and 2018 and beyond is a great unknown.

We can only hope that the current path the franchise is on is the correct one. General manager Ryan Pace went all in on his quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, and this offseason, he’ll presumably go all in on his new head coach.

We haven’t had much of a reason to believe in our favorite team in a very long time, but what other choice do we have. Are we going to jump ship and start rooting for another franchise?

Many of us have been all in as fans for most of our lives, and that’s why the recent ineptitude from the Bears hurts so much. Somewhere deep down we all believe the Bears will turn it around. Even the most negative Bears’ fans you know is holding onto a tiny bit of faith. We just need to see something.

In my latest T Formation Conversation podcast (Subscribe right now on iTunes!) I discuss how many of the current group of players will be around when the Bears are finally good again.

I’m making some best-case assumptions on the trajectory of the franchise, but if this team isn’t on a positive path, we’re looking at another rebuild and another five years (minimum) of sucking.

For those interested in a more negative rant, here’s my show from a couple weeks ago where I looked at the root of the franchise’s failings.