With the 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers the Chicago Bears fall to 3-4 and last place in the NFC North. Math tells us their season isn’t over, but this team looks to be falling into a dark place in year two of the Matt Nagy era.
Catching the 7-1 Green Bay Packers atop the division isn’t happening, but a wildcard spot is still within reach if the Bears can figure out a way to knock off the teams ahead of them in the NFC. The Bears are looking up in the wildcard standing at five teams they’re going to play in the next several weeks (Eagles, Lions, Rams, Cowboys, Vikings) so getting that head to head tie breaker is critical as the Bears close out the season.
If it likely? No.
But is it possible? Yeah.
The next big date in the NFL is the trade deadline that comes on Tuesday, October 29 at 3 p.m. Central, so we took to Twitter to ask you guys what the Bears can do to turn their season around.
If you want to see all the responses — and responses to the responses — be sure to scroll through that Twitter thread, but here are a few we liked.
The problem is they need a better play caller....I watch these games and I feel like its a kid randomly choosing plays in Maddon....Nagy is a good coach...and offensive mind...but his play calling ability confuses me. I personally think it was wrong to draft Mitch time to move on— Peter Mitchell (@RadioMaverick24) October 27, 2019
The fix for this team isn’t going to come from a trade, or the acquisition of any single player for that matter. If they’re going to turn it around this year it’s going to be because the existing players and coaches begin to do their jobs better across the board.— Conor Sweeney (@Conor_J_Sweeney) October 27, 2019
If they move on from Trubisky it has to be someone from outside the building for "spark" purposes at least— Bearsfan0506 (@Bearsfan0506) October 27, 2019
Tight end, Howard in particular. Missing offensive element and a big red zone target. Has tremendous upside and friends on the team from AL. TE is a QB best friend. Button at half speed changes Bears offense negatively. Howard is big strong fast. An upgrade for current production— Marc Sira (@SiraMarc) October 27, 2019
Hunt from Cleveland, a good blocking/ catching TE. & ....Jay Cutler— Dave4biz (@dave4Biz) October 28, 2019
You trade A rob and gain payroll and draft picks possible burton too if you could get anything. Sucks to give away talent but we're in a bad spot without a QB need to do something for next year.— Brent Murphy (@bmurphy_914) October 28, 2019
Trade for Mariota. Start him on the bench while he learns the playbook. Have an open QB competition next year. Start scouting QB prospects in 2020 and beyond. Force Nagy to hire an OC to take over play calling.— Timothy Vink (@TimothyVink) October 28, 2019
Fire Pace and dump everyone they can for draft capital— Brad (@Graba15) October 27, 2019
I’d trade for Mariota. Let Mark Helfrich call plays for Mariota since he knows him from his Oregon days. And see what Mariota can do with some weapons around him.— Martin Ochoa (@maartinn___) October 27, 2019
Vic Beasley. Why not? Floyd is a liability as a starter and does nothing to help Mack.— David Martinez (@dmart103) October 27, 2019
What do you guys think?
How would you fix the Bears?