The Chicago Bears aren’t doing themselves any favors these days.
Chicago is going through a massive rebuild under new general manager Ryan Poles. As a result, the Bears aren’t expected to be very competitive in 2022.
The Bears will be better off because of the rebuild, it’s just going to mean a lackluster season for fans in 2022. It’s also going to mean a rough season for second-year quarterback Justin Fields, who won’t have many offensive weapons at his disposal this upcoming season.
Chicago has received a significant amount of criticism this offseason because of their failure to give Fields some help.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, for example, eviscerated the Bears this week in a column:
From CBS Sports:
Do they have a discernible direction? They are basically rebuilding, except, well, don’t you dare ask about Robert Quinn after they shipped off Khalil Mack. Justin Fields has been handed a crap sandwich in terms of skill players around him and the offensive line for that matter. Not sure I would be inspired by the hires they have made, especially given the way things ended with the last regime. Not much there, but an awful lot of hopes and prayers. Is there anything this team seems to be poised to be particularly good at? Has ownership gotten anything of note right anytime recently? What are their strengths? Generally, the Bears just leave me dazed and confused and I don’t see much reason to expect anything less than a limp and tepid-at-best season from them. Even in the suspect NFC. Maybe they scratch out five or six wins. Godspeed.
More shade was thrown the Bears’ way this week when a photo from the airport in Chicago started floating around on Friday.
Apparently, there are still promotional posters up for the Bears around the city that feature former quarterback Mitch Trubisky, former running back Tarik Cohen, and former edge rusher Khalil Mack.
A true illustration of the Bears dysfunction…this advertisement is still being prominently featured in 2022. pic.twitter.com/uZ2pNV6Ayd— Josh Hill (@jdavhill) May 20, 2022
Chicago’s marketing department might want to address that.
Trubisky hasn’t played for the Bears since 2020, while Cohen and Mack exited Chicago this offseason.
If the Bears want to shed the dysfunctional franchise reputation, they should probably start with their promotions department to make sure the right players are being featured in advertisements.
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