The Chicago Bears didn’t play in Week 14, but that doesn’t mean the week’s slate of games didn’t have a significant impact on the team.
The Bears entered their bye week with the second overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, but with a handful of other three-win teams already having their bye, Sunday’s outcomes were expected to change Chicago’s draft position. And they did.
The Denver Broncos (3-10) lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, dropping their record to the same as the Bears’. However, the Broncos’ strength of schedule is easier, making their 10 losses worse than Chicago’s. As a result, Denver now holds the second overall pick. The Bears pick third.