The Chicago Bears were one of the worst teams in the NFL in 2022. As a result of having the very worst record, they are set to make the number one overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. A lot of discourse has already started about what to do with the pick.
How did we get here? Well, the Bears hired Ryan Poles around this time last year and it was obvious that he wanted to rebuild the organization his way.
Clearly, tearing things down so that he can build them back up was his way of doing things and now they are getting ready for one of the biggest off-seasons in franchise history.
There were some really good players traded away as a result of this rebuild and a few of them played in the NFL Postseason during Super Wild Card Weekend. These three former Bears superstars actually didn’t have that good of a time:
OLB, Los Angeles Chargers
Khalil Mack was an outstanding player for the Chicago Bears during his tenure.
Khalil Mack was obviously the biggest name that the Chicago Bears traded away. He was the only one of these three traded before the season began. He was a member of an outstanding Los Angeles Chargers squad this year that found themselves in the postseason.
On Saturday, they had a 27-point lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars but they blew it. They allowed the Jags to make one of the biggest comebacks in NFL history to defeat them.
It looked like a lock that Mack and his new team would be moving on but they blew it. It was a tough way to end a great year but the former Bears’ top player is now going to be watching the rest of the playoffs from home.