The Chicago Bears have had a pretty rough go of things since the start of the decade rolled around but they finally managed to turn things around last season and finished the year at the top of the NFC North before bowing out in the first round of the playoffs.
As a result, expectations were high heading into the most recent campaign for both the team and its players—including quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who many people believed had a legitimate shot at taking home Most Valuable Player honors when everything was said and done.
Yeaaaaaah. About that…
Chicago is currently chilling at 3-5 in the basement of their division and Trubisky’s chances of being named MVP are so slim that at least one sportsbook is refunding bettors who made the retroactively ill-informed decision to drop their hard-earned money in the hopes the QB would be able to live up to the lofty expectations set for him.
There has been chatter about the possibility of placing Trubisky on the bench, and while Michael Vick doesn’t think it’s a good idea, there’s little doubt the Bears have to shake things up a bit in order to turn their fortunes around.
However, it would appear their man in the pocket has a trick up his sleeve: turning off the televisions sets in the practice facility to protect him and his teammates from getting their feelings hurt by the big meanies in the media.
It’s worth noting Matt Nagy seems to think the media isn’t doing the Bears any favors, and at this point, they might as well give this incredibly soft strategy a shot based on how things have been going so far.