Chicago Bears: 6 Players who likely won’t return in 2020

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As the Chicago Bears muddle through the 2019 season, they have tough decisions to make. If they want to improve, certain players need to go in 2020. Here are some of them.

So the 2019 season is barely past the halfway point and many people have the Chicago Bears out of the playoff picture. At 4-5, they have a losing record and their offensive struggles look to be too much to turn around this season.

Yes, it’s still early enough for the Bears to turn things around, but the additional factor is that the injuries are starting to pile on now. Akiem Hicks is out for most of the season, Kyle Long is out for the season, and now Danny Trevathan looks to be done for the season as well.

The Bears need to make some tough decisions in the offseason no matter how the 2019 season ends. They need to shore up some spots and with their salary cap situation and lack of draft picks they have to let players, popular or not, go.

By letting some players go at positions that may be deep, the Bears free up some salary cap space and strengthen other areas. Some moves may be unpopular, while others will be welcomed by fans.

Note that I do not have quarterback Mitch Trubisky on this list. I think the front office gives him another chance (unless something big happens). They’ll improve the offensive line and see how he does with better protection.  If Trubisky plays well with a better line, then the Bears reward him with a new contract. If not, the hunt for a new quarterback begins again.

General manager Ryan Pace went all in on Trubisky so he wants to exhaust all avenues before he decides to part ways with him. He didn’t do much to address the line situation this past offseason and it hurt the offense. He’ll do more this offseason. He’ll also try to improve other areas as well.

Here are some of the players I believe will see their last snaps as Chicago Bears players once the season ends.