Apparently the Chicago Bears brass didn’t get the memo. Offseason moves are designed to increase a team’s chances of winning the title. This didn’t happen to Chicago signed veteran journeyman quarterback Andy Dalton away from the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.
As a matter of fact, William Hill Sports Book released new figures after reports of the signing became public. The Chicago Bears Super Bowl odds have dropped from 40-1 to 50-1. That’s not a typo.
After another mediocre eight-win season, there was some hope that Chicago’s brass might be able to add either Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson in a blockbuster trade. In fact, Chicago was centered on Wilson following reports of a major rift between the quarterback and his Seattle Seahawks organization.
Instead, Chicago signed a veteran quarterback half a decade away from playing at the Pro Bowl level. It’s like reaching for a Maserati and landing a Fort Pinto that you have to short-circuit to launch.
But let’s face it for a second, these bears would never be title contenders in 2021. This is true even if the team has added either Wilson or Watson into the mix. There are big problems on both sides of the ball, with head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace firmly in the hot seat.