A lot of people have made the Chicago Bears look bad, mostly themselves. They have been one of the worst franchises in the NFL this century. They hardly go to the playoffs and they continue to lose to the Green Bay Packers regularly. The hope is that they come out of it with this current regime in charge but still have much work to do.
The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs faced off in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night. For a lot of the game, the 49ers played very well and looked like they were going to win. That was until the very end when Patrick Mahomes and his crew took victory from the hands of defeat.
Mahomes drove the Chiefs down the field to tie the game late and to win it in overtime. It was a legendary moment for him as he won a second straight Super Bowl and his third in five seasons. It has been an incredible run for the now three-time Super Bowl MVP.
This is a player that makes the Bears look terrible. In possibly the worst draft evaluation in the history of the NFL, the Bears took North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with the second overall pick (that they traded up one spot for) in the 2017 NFL draft. With the 10th overall pick, the Kansas City Chiefs traded up to land Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Trubisky is one of the biggest busts in franchise history. He couldn’t do anything to help the Bears offense take a step forward. Their defense was all-world during his tenure with the team, and he won some games as a result, but he was truly terrible.
As for Mahomes, his third Super Bowl victory with the Chiefs on Sunday cemented him as a 28-year-old living legend. He is already one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and his career might not even be halfway over. That is the guy the Bears passed on.
Oh, by the way, his offensive coordinator is former Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who everybody in Chicago blamed for their offensive problems. Nagy certainly had his fair share of mistakes but you don’t win anything if you have a terrible roster, which the Bears did when Nagy was most criticized.
In 2018, Nagy won Coach of the Year and led the team to the playoffs. They fell off a cliff after that, and the poor play of Trubisky was a huge reason. Now, he has a legend in Mahomes running his offense and he is a two-time Super Bowl champion coordinator. Andy Reid is an incredible coach, but don’t be surprised if Nagy takes over when Reid is done and wins big, as well.
Any coordinator or coach will look extra special if they have a quarterback deliver the goods, the way that Mahomes does. Any of them will also look bad if they have a failed quarterback, the way Trubisky was.
Justin Fields has been an improvement over Trubisky, but he doesn’t win nearly as much because the roster around him was way worse. Now, Chicago is expected to move on from Fields before he even gets a crack at a great roster. Meanwhile, Mahomes will be going for Super Bowl championship No. 4 in the wrong uniform next year.