Optimist: Nagy’s 21st-century management style — his ability to maximize the Zoom meetings and adjust to the challenging times — and the Bears’ overall response to COVID-19 restrictions prove to be a boon that allows them to hit the ground running and stay healthy through the season. And it gives them an edge.
Pessimist: Without a true bubble, not even the Bears’ best efforts to manage the COVID-19 restrictions can prevent the season from going off-track. Injuries are up because nobody could train properly during the offseason, and outbreaks around the league create havoc with the schedule. The Bears finish 6-6 and miss the playoffs, which are held in a bubble in Toronto and Edmonton.