The Bears season filled with optimism



CHICAGO, IL – AUGUST 10: Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears passes against the Denver Broncos during a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 10, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Broncos defeated the Bears 24-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 700069842

Matt Belinson, Sports Editor

If a team was 2-4, most people would think that a team is not very good and doesn’t have enough talent to beat other opponents. Fans would assume that tanking for a high draft pick is the only option and looking to improve rookies is the game-plan. The Chicago Bears are not following those procedures.

     The Bears just got their second win of the season against the Baltimore Ravens, and the first win of rookie quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky. Mitchell Trubisky has made the Bears season more important because he took the starting job from Mike Glennon, who threw 6 interceptions and gave away three fumbles in the first 4 games. Glennon was criticized for costing the Bears many opportunities to win and the head coaches pulled up the rookie. Trubisky, has thrown two touchdown passes and has opened up the passing game for the offense. The Bears have even more to be excited about than their quarterback.

     Even though the Bears are 2-4, they almost had two more wins, which would put them tied atop the division. The Bears were a dro away from beating the Atlanta Falcons, the former NFC champions. Trubisky threw a late interception on the Bears last drive against the Vikings, which led to a game winning field goal. The Bears have been led by a defense that has a strong defensive line and linebackers. The Bears have 2 interceptions, 16 sacks and 4 forced fumbles in six games this year. The offense has a strong attack of its own.

     Jordan Howard, the second leading rusher in the entire NFL last season has led the Bears to the third best rushing yards per game. Rookie Tarik Cohen, has also developed alongside Howard.

     The Bears schedule isn’t the most difficult in the league, with their next three matchups going against the 4-2 Panthers, the 3-2 Saints and the 4-2 Packers. The Packers have also given the Bears hope.

    The Green Bay Packers just lost their franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers, for the season with a broken collarbone. The division is up for grabs and the Bears are coming for first.