Chicago Bears 2022 Preview & Predictions
Key Stat: Chicago looking to improve from 2021 season
- Chicago has a new head coach Matt Eberflus
- Justin Fields is back for his 2nd season as quarterback for the Bears
- David Montgomery should be the Bears best offensive weapon
The Chicago Bears are in the midst of a franchise change in the year 2022. After struggling the last few years, including the 2021 season where they went 6-11, the Bears fired head coach Matt Nagy. Nagy was supposed to be an offensive genius, but it never amounted to any great or even respectable offenses. So the Bears moved on and welcome Matt Eberflus, whose specialty is more on the defensive side of the ball. 2022 will be the year of Justin Fields progression, as the former first-round pick is now in his second year with the team.
Chicago will be interesting to watch on the offensive side of the ball. Fields and the Bears lost arguably the most talented player on offense in Allen Robinson to free agency. They did revamp the receiver position though, adding targets in Equanimeous St. Brown and Byron Pringle to go along with Cole Kmet as their star tight end. Defensively the Bears were ranked in the top 10 in a lot of defensive stats in 2021, although that didn’t lead to many wins. So how many wins are the Bears predicted for 2022? The over/under has the mark set at 6.5 wins, which is right on the line for last season when they went 6-11. For the 2022 season, the Bears still have to contend with the Packers and Vikings for 4 of their games. We are going to take the under 6.5 wins and predict the Bears and their new coach and system to go 5-12 in 2022.
Key Stat: Bears have made playoffs 3 times since 2010
- Chicago has had 1 winning season since 2013
- Bears are picked to finish 3rd in NFC North
- Bears haven’t won NFC North in the last 10 years
The second futures bet for the Bears is a tricky one to pick. There aren’t a lot of great options out there for the Bears. You can place some bets on, what we deem unrealistic bets, like the Bears making the super bowl, or even winning the NFC North. Or you can go the safe route and have to bet a lot to win very little. The second futures for the Bears is their odds to make the playoffs. We think this will be a transition period for their new coach and 2nd year quarterback. The current odds are 4 or almost 5 to 1 that they won’t make the playoffs, but it is actually the best bet. So we are taking the Chicago Bears not to make the playoffs for 2022, while betting about $45 to make $10.