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The Chicago Bears gave us a little hope when they won back-to-back division games, and a win in Cleveland would have invigorated our fanbase, but they did it again.
For a third time this season, they couldn’t hang on to a double-digit fourth-quarter lead.
The Bears are (5-9), and the playoffs are the longest of long shots now, so while there are still three games remaining this season, we’re doubling up on our line of questioning from last week.
As always, we want to know if you are confident in the franchise’s direction, but pay close attention to the other four questions this week before blindly weighing in with your answer.
Jordan Schultz, Bleacher Report’s NFL Insider, says that no decision has been made regarding the future of head coach Matt Eberflus or quarterback Justin Fields, but what do you guys think? And what do you want to see happen?
- Do you think the Bears will retain Matt Eberflus as head coach for the 2024 season?
- Do you want Matt Eberflus to return as head coach of the Bears in 2024?
Nothing has changed for me regarding ‘Flus. I’ve been hoping for a new head coach in 2024 for a while now, but I don’t think they’ll let him go. Arizona and Atlanta are very winnable games, and if the Bears get to seven wins, I expect Bears’ brass will see that as enough improvement and bring him back for year three.
But I hope I’m wrong and Chicago brings in a new coaching staff.
- Do you think the Bears will keep Justin Fields as the QB for the 2024 season?
- Do you want Justin Fields to return as QB of the Bears in 2024?
This one is tough because I’m such a fan of Fields, and I would like nothing more than to cheer for him to lead my favorite team to a Super Bowl. But I think the Bears will trade him if they end up with either the first or second overall draft pick from the Panthers.
General manager Ryan Poles has a unique opportunity to draft a rookie quarterback while pairing him up with a new head coach, but the new head coach should have a say in the QB he’ll be coaching.
If that Carolina pick ends up outside the top two, then I have no idea what the Bears will do.
My biggest concern is paring a rookie quarterback up with a returning Eberflus. We’ve seen the Bears go down that path before with Mitch Trubisky and John Fox, and Fields and Matt Nagy.
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