Instead, they'll get to watch Alshon Jeffery go for his first championship with the Philadelphia Eagles, as Philadelphia significantly upgraded it's playmaking positions last off-season. An aspect the New England Patriots also focused on when trading for former Saints' wideout Brandin Cooks to return to this stage.
Upgrading their receiving and playmaking positions will be but one of several facets Ryan Pace and the Bears will have to focus on to follow the Eagles' and Patriots' models to be a contender in their own right soon. That, and potentially retaining their own talent such as Kyle Fuller.
Outside of roster news, we also have Brian Urlacher's first ballot Hall of Fame candidacy in the balance on Saturday. Needless to say, there's a lot of information to parse through in Bears-land both this week and over the next several months, as Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times and I discussed in-depth on the latest WCG Radio.
But, you know how this works: what's on your mind regarding these Bears' issues? Is there a topic not being touched on enough over at Halas Hall? Do you have a life question that needs answering instead?
As always, this is your Bears' mailbag call. Sound off in the comments below with any queries you have and or tweet me @RobertZeglinski while using #AskWCG. I'll do my best to pick out the most interesting and creative questions to get this ball rolling to a tee.
Remember this: even if the Bears aren't playing, it's nice not to have an emotional investment in either of the teams playing this Sunday isn't it?
Don't answer that.
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for The Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron, and is a contributor to The Athletic Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.