The disastrous 2016 season is one the Chicago Bears will want to soon forget. The team won only three games going 3-13. That’s the franchise’s worst record since the NFL expanded to 16 games in 1978. But the grim statistics don’t stop there: The team lost every road game this season going 0-8. And at the season’s end, all of the Bears quarterbacks combined for a total of 19 touchdown passes, which is exactly same number of interceptions they threw.
The team was riddled by injuries with 19 players ending the season on the injured-reserve list. It’s the sixth year in a row that the Bears have missed the playoffs. And frustrated fans stayed away, with the team selling the fewest tickets since 1979.
Still unresolved is the future of quarterback Jay Cutler. The front office is committed to second-year coach John Fox despite going 9-23 after two seasons. He has two years left on his contract. But there is a silver lining to the season: The Bears have the third pick in the NFL draft.
Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey talks about the disappointing season and future of the team.
Bears Recent Season Records
2012: 10-6, 3rd in NFC North
2013: 8-8, 2nd in NFC North
2014: 5-11, 4th in NFC North
2015: 6-10, 4th in NFC North
2016: 3-13, 4th in NFC North
Video: George McCaskey speaks at a press conference about the Chicago Bears 2016 season. (Courtesy of Chicago Bears)