The NFL has bewilderingly scheduled the Chicago Bears for a Thursday night preseason game at Seattle against the Seahawks, just a few days after the Bears played the Kansas City Chiefs in their preseason opener. Coach Matt Eberflus has already decided that the starters will only play six to 10 reps, so this game already feels like it could get ugly, early.
I don’t blame Eberflus one bit for decision to, in a way, rest the starters. If it was up to me, Justin Fields Fields, Darnell Mooney, and other critical Bears players wouldn’t dress for the game. They’re cornerstone players for this franchise’s future.
Even so, there are four players who should be getting extended reps in the game that will make it worth watching for Chicago Bears fans.