There are a multitude of reasons as to why the Chicago Bears’ 2022 campaign is being labeled as a massive disappointment.

Though preseason expectations weren’t through the roof with a first-year head coach and a second-year quarterback, the Bears’ shortcomings have caused plenty of frustrations among its fanbase.

Chicago’s defense, while undermanned due to injuries and trades, has been problematic to say the least. The Bears have not been able to establish any sort of a pass rush on the year.

In fact, the Bears are dangerously close to one of the franchise’s most inefficient seasons in the trenches. With two regular season games remaining, Chicago has totaled just 18 sacks in 15 games.

The Bears have tied the franchise-low set by the 2003 team, which finished its season with 18 sacks.

To help put that into perspective, Robert Quinn, who the Bears dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles earlier in the season, recorded 18.5 sacks just last season.

One of the first items on general manager Ryan Poles’ off-season shopping list has to be a pass rusher. For a franchise with rich history on the defensive side of the ball, Chicago should know as well as anyone how important putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks is to team success.

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