The Chicago Bears have a record of 4-12 and have had a largely disappointing season.
However, today, they have something to celebrate.
🎂 100 🎂
Wishing Mrs. McCaskey a very happy birthday! pic.twitter.com/h4TnUftuOe
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) January 5, 2023
Virginia Halas McCaskey turns 100 today.
She has been the principal owner of the Bears since 1983 after her father left the team to her upon his passing.
This is McCaskey’s 40th season as the Bears owner, the longest active owner in the league.
McCaskey, even to this day, remains very active within the Bears organization and has shown great passion for the Bears throughout the years.
Of the many accolades that McCaskey has on her belt, the Bears’ Super Bowl Championship in 1985 is certainly one of, if not the greatest achievement that she has achieved in her 40 years with the team.
Although the Bears achieved great success in the 1980s and 1990s, they haven’t experienced the same success in the last 20 years.
In fact, the Bears have only made the playoffs twice in the last ten years, losing in the first round on both occasions.
The Bears’ struggle has certainly been bleak, but their future is relatively bright.
They have seen a meteoric rise of quarterback Justin Fields this season, who is better known for his abilities on the ground but is improving as a passer as well.
They will likely have a top-three draft pick in April and will have ample opportunity to add a young player who can impact their franchise for a long time.
McCaskey’s family has been instrumental in the Bears’ history.
Happy 100th birthday, Virginia!