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Bears are the worst team in the NFL, per ESPN’s FPI rankings

Bears are the worst team in the NFL, per ESPN’s FPI rankings

While there’s not a whole lot of self esteem in the Chicago Bears heading into the 2022 time, they have a favorable schedule that really should at least help save them from remaining the worst crew in the league, right? Apparently not.

According to ESPN’s Football Ability Index rankings, the Bears are the worst workforce in the NFL heading into 2022. When breaking issues down, Chicago’s offense ranks 31st — better than only the Atlanta Falcons — while the defense is 30th in the league.

The Bears have a 14% prospect to land the No. 1 overall select, in accordance to ESPN’s FPI rankings. That’s tied for the greatest odds with the New York Jets with the Houston Texans (11%), Jacksonville Jaguars (9%) and Falcons (9%) powering them.

Offered the issues on offense, it’s not astonishing to see the Bears rated among the the worst in the NFL. Primarily with queries about how Justin Fields will be impacted in all of this. But thinking of the moves created on protection this offseason — which include the additions of rookies Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker — it’s surprising to find Chicago rated 30th, even if they did lose Khalil Mack and Akiem Hicks.

Here’s what ESPN had to say:

ESPN’s FPI is down on Justin Fields after a really brutal rookie year in which he concluded with the worst QBR amid qualifying quarterbacks in the league. Edge rusher Khalil Mack and receiver Allen Robinson II are both long gone, and whilst there are still a several excellent gamers remaining in the defensive front — like edge rusher Robert Quinn and linebacker Roquan Smith — there isn’t a whole great deal other strengths on the Bears’ roster.

When searching at Chicago’s 2022 timetable, it’s protected to say the Bears will not finish with the worst record in the league. Even with issues on offense and protection. They’ll face the likes of the Detroit Lions (2 times), New York Giants,  Texans, Jets and Falcons, which are all much more than winnable online games.

Then again, with Chicago rated the worst workforce in the NFL, there is nowhere to go but up.

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