The Chicago Bears are missing out on the NFL playoffs yet again.
While the team is posting their worst record since 2017, there might be a silver lining.
Despite their horrible 3-10 mark, there’s two reasons keeping this 2022 season from being a complete loss.
1. Bears Finally Found What Makes Fields Successful
Justin Fields started the 2022 NFL season looking horrible as the Bears franchise quarterback.
However, the team is finally seeing what makes Fields successful on the field: his legs.
Since putting more running plays into the game plan for Fields, he’s been making NFL history.
Only player in NFL history w/ 3+ passing TD and 140+ rushing yards in a game:
Justin Fields pic.twitter.com/R7rMPP3ggQ
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) November 6, 2022
While the defense hurts the team, it’s Fields who’s making the Bears offense look great.
However, he still needs some work done in the passing game, as he still throws costly interceptions.
But outside of that flaw, he’s showing the NFL world how successful he is as the franchise quarterback of the Bears.
2. Currently Hold A High-Value Draft Pick For 2023
When you have one of the worst records in the NFL, there’s only one positive, the NFL Draft.
With their 3-10 record, the Bears hold the third overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
While next year’s draft is full of elite quarterbacks, the team can use their position to gain more picks.
However, with the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks (via Denver) ahead of them, their pick might net any team the third-best quarterback in the draft.
But even if the Bears don’t trade the pick, they can use it on any player they need.
With them needing so many other positions filled, their pick can get them the best player possible.
So while 2022 might seem like a loss, it helps the 2023 season for the Bears.