4th Place in the NFC North
- Final Record: 4-13 (1-5 in NFC North)
It’s been made pretty clear with their offseason activity that the Bears have no plans of contending in 2022.
New Chicago general manager Ryan Poles has been clearing out the roster all year long and preparing for a spending spree in 2023. Currently, OverTheCap.com has the Bears with a projected amount of more than $107 million in cap space for the 2023 offseason.
While building for the future is what is likely necessary for Chicago this year, it’s unfortunate for Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Instead of the Bears building around their second-year signal-caller this offseason, they’ve left Fields with next to nothing to work with on offense.
Chicago’s quarterback is likely still going to play hard and try to win every game. But there’s only so much he can do on his own. For the Bears though, they know their team is only capable of winning a handful of games this season, and that’s exactly how they want it.