These last few years, the Chicago Bears have had some laughing stock moments that our fanbase has had to endure. There has been players sniping at each other, coaches going to the media to complain, some pitiful performances on the field, some questionable decisions made, but worst of all has been the consistent losing.
The Bears have had one playoff season in the last decade. They have only three wining seasons during that stretch, with a 74-86 (.463) record since their last Super Bowl appearance (2006). The Bears have had three head coaches and three general managers during that time as well. Chicago is coming off a three win season, and in the long history of the franchise, they’ve only won fewer games once (in 1969, they went 1-13).
The playoff drought isn’t as bad as some other franchises, and it’s not even the worst one that Bears’ fans have had to endure, but some of the silly storylines that have come out of Chicago have been embarrassing.
CBSSports recently ranked the front offices of all 32 NFL teams, and the Bears’ brought up the rear.
32. Chicago Bears
It's a shame, the Bears were actually having a productive offseason before their decision to trade up one spot for the right to select Mitch Trubisky. But you can't ignore that trade. The Bears were swindled by the 49ers, essentially bidding against themselves. They also gave Mike Glennon way too much money. Nobody will care about the trade if Trubisky ends up being good, but the process matters, as our Will Brinson explained recently. And the Bears messed up the process.
I wonder if Sean Wagner-McGough, the writer responsible for these rankings, bothered to go past the initial hot take narrative that surfaced when the Bears made the trade.
We’re all entitled to our own opinion on the draft day trade, but with all the stuff that has been written about it since, I can’t believe someone is still holding on to the notion the Bears were screwed.
I’ll recommend some reading for Mr. Wagner-McGough, if he happens to stumble upon this article.
What do you guys think about this front office list?