Our remaining Yr 1 grades for Ryan Poles, Matt Eberflus
The Chicago Bears wrapped their first season underneath normal supervisor Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus. Whereas the end result wasn’t fairly — a 3-14 document and a 10-game shedding streak — there’s hope for the longer term. And this season actually received’t outline Poles and Eberflus’ tenures in Chicago.
You’ve acquired to respect Poles for coming in right here and tearing the entire roster down, which needed to be achieved to begin rebuilding. He parted methods with ageing veterans (Eddie Goldman, Danny Trevathan) and traded gamers that weren’t a part of the plan shifting ahead (Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, Robert Quinn). Whereas it gave Chicago probably the most useless cash within the NFL this 12 months, it additionally helped pave the best way for north of $100 million in wage cap area in 2023.
Eberflus inherited a less-than-ideal scenario with a younger and inexperienced roster that wasn’t constructed for achievement this season. Nonetheless, Eberflus acquired probably the most out of a talent-deficient roster, the place his workforce was aggressive with even the league’s finest squads.
On the most recent episode of our Bears Wire Podcast, host Ryan O’Leary (@RyanO_Leary) and myself (@AlyssaBarbieri) share our remaining Yr 1 grades for Poles and Eberflus, in addition to focus on which gamers are deserving of contract extensions this offseason.
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