Reminding fans and media that she is “owner for life,” 97-year-old Virginia Halas McCaskey, principal owner of the Chicago Bears, will take over the team’s 2020 draft.
"What's the point of having a team participate in the draft when they have no picks until day three in 2022?" Goodell said to reporters. "What's best for the NFL is to not allow the Bears to participate, all they do anyway is devour our war room catering, bet against themselves, and ask about the eligibility of division four players who don't exist."
Bears head coach Matt Nagy said the team will pick up where it ended the 2019 season by continuing to shelter in place during the 2020 season.
Holed up in his North Carolina home on Wednesday, Bears’ quarterback Mitchell Trubisky received quite a shock while watching NFL Network, when the scroll across the bottom of the screen confirmed Chicago’s trade for former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles to replace him as the team’s starting signal caller.
"Oh yes, back in finishing school all my classmates sure were sweet on Jimmy," said McCaskey. "Of course, this was during World War II and many of the boys our age were overseas giving hell to the enemy forces."
For years, commuting Chicagoans have been greeted by the unwelcoming smile of former Bears linebacker, Brian Urlacher in a series of billboards along the Dan Ryan.
The Bears today fired four coaches, including offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich. GM Ryan Pace blamed Helfrich for head coach Matt Nagy’s often-questionable play-calling throughout the season.