Friday, June 2, 2023

Bears Mailbag — Could Andy Dalton Retain Starting QB Job After Thanksgiving?


DENVER — Hello from the Rocky Mountains.  As we get set for the Bears-Lions barnburner at Ford Field on Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to get one more Bears Mailbag out to you all.

Obviously, last Sunday’s dismal loss to the Baltimore Ravens at home was a tipping point for Chicago.  The optics of losing to Tyler Huntley in that fashion?  At home?  To fall to 3-7 with a five-game losing streak?  There’s no recovering from it.

After that loss, several stories began to leak, starting with Matt Nagy starting to lose the locker room (keeping it together was one of his strengths til date).  In fact, it was reported that he started to lose some players in the locker room dating back to last season.  Whew.

And then yesterday’s report stating that Nagy had already been informed that Thanksgiving’s game in Detroit would be his last came out — a report that had its semantics picked apart more so than the actual content itself.

It’s been a tough season for Nagy, especially considering the Bears looked primed for a run after a dominating 20-9 win in Las Vegas that got them to 3-2.  Say what you want about his coaching, you have to feel for the person.  What he had to deal with yesterday was unnecessary.

Here’s hoping the Bears can get him a nationally-televised win in Detroit tomorrow, come what may of his future.

With that, let’s reach into this week’s Bears Mailbag.  Follow me on Twitter @DhruvKoul to continue the conversation.

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