The city of Chicago, Illinois, fondly called the Windy City, is famous for many things such as its favorite deep-dish pizza, architecture, skyscrapers and most importantly, its football clubs. The most notable of the Chi-Town’s sports club is The Chicago Bears Football Club, Inc., one of the foremost professional football teams in the United States with the most colorful histories of any sports franchise in the entire world.
The Chicago Bears Football Club Inc. is a professional American football club based in Chicago. A key member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) North division, The Bears compete in the National Football League (NFL) and have won nine world championships, including Super Bowl XX, on January 26, 1986.
Throughout the football club’s colorful history, it had some of the best football players on its teams, such as Harold ‘Red’ Grange (the galloping ghost), Gale Sayers, Bronco Nagurski, Dick Butkus, and Walter Payton. With a total of 31 playoffs since the club’s inception, the Chicago Bears have more players inducted into the Football Hall of Fame than any other NFL team. However, despite the franchise’s storied past, it has only taken part in nine playoff games in the 20 years and only three in the past decade. The team also hasn’t won a postseason matchup since January 16, 2011, when it made a 35-24 victory against the Seattle Seahawks in a divisional-round game at Soldier Field.
In the 2020 offseason, the Chicago Bears recorded a disappointing year following the 2019 season. The Bears failed to score a single touchdown in the first half in all of its five games, averaging just 4.7 yards per play, recording the second-fewest in the NFL. The team’s offensive took much of the blame due to injuries to its defense players Guard Kyle Long and Tackle Bobby Massie, and a failed position swap between Center Cody Whitehair and Guard James Daniels.
Hoping to come back during the season, The Bears spent its NFL draft recruiting TE Cole Kmet from Notre Dame and CB Jaylon Johnson with its 2nd-round pick. At the beginning of the season, The Bears lost the game 23-6 against the Detroit Lions, and it seems the team was done. However, a quick comeback was in the works, made a 2-0 win against the New York Giants. In the succeeding weeks of the season, The Chicago Bears recorded its worst season game, losing 19-11 in a game against Indianapolis Colts. At the end of the year’s season, it was evident that the team needs an entire overhaul, especially the offensive.
As the 2021 NFL draft season kicks off, a wave of optimism is upon The Bears fans as the team’s general manager, Ryan Pace, makes an updraft selection of quarterback Justin Fields and offensive tackle Teven Jenkins. Although the draft cannot be graded yet, many are hopeful that the new season and new currents will mark a turnaround for the team.
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