2022 Chicago Bears season
|2022 Chicago Bears season|
|Owner||Virginia Halas McCaskey 22|
|General manager||Ryan Poles|
|Head coach||Matt Eberflus|
|Home field||Soldier Field|
|Division place||4th NFC North|
The 2022 season is the Chicago Bears' 103rd in the National Football League (NFL) and their first under general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus. They are going to attempt to improve from their 6–11 record from the previous season.
The Chicago Bears fired fourth-year head coach Matt Nagy on January 10, 2022, who most notably led the organization to one NFC North title and two NFL Playoffs appearances among other accolades. On January 27, 2022, Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus was hired as the 17th head coach in franchise history. Eberflus will transition the Bears defense scheme from a 3–4 defense to a 4–3 defense.
The Chicago Bears fired seventh-year general manager Ryan Pace on January 10, 2022, who most notably led the organization to draft Eddie Jackson, Tarik Cohen, and other draftees. On January 25, 2022, Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles was named the general manager of the Bears.
|48||Jaquan Brisker||S||Penn State||from L.A. Chargers[trade 1]|
|3||71||Velus Jones Jr.||WR||Tennessee|
|5||168||Braxton Jones||OT||Southern Utah||from Buffalo[trade 2]|
|174||Dominique Robinson||DE||Miami (OH)||from Cincinnati[trade 3]|
|6||186||Zachary Thomas||OT||San Diego State|
|203||Trestan Ebner||RB||Baylor||from Buffalo[trade 2]|
|207||Doug Kramer||C||Illinois||from San Francisco via N.Y. Jets and Houston[trade 4]|
|7||226||Ja'Tyre Carter||OT||Southern||from N.Y. Giants via Cincinnati[trade 5]|
|254||Elijah Hicks||S||California||from L.A. Chargers[trade 6]|
|255||Trenton Gill||P||NC State||from L.A. Chargers[trade 6]|
- ^ The Los Angeles Chargers traded a second-round selection as well as a 2023 sixth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for outside linebacker Khalil Mack.
- ^ a b Houston traded a fifth-round selection to Chicago in exchange for wide receiver Anthony Miller and a seventh-round draft selection. Chicago traded a fifth-round selection (148th overall) to Buffalo in exchange for fifth- and sixth-round draft selections (168th and 203rd).
- ^ Chicago traded a fifth-round selection (166th overall) to Cincinnati in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round selections (174th and 226th overall).
- ^ Chicago traded a fifth-round selection (150th overall) to Houston in exchange for fifth- and sixth-round (from San Francisco via N.Y. Jets) selections (166th and 207th overall).
- ^ Chicago traded a fifth-round selection (166th overall) to Cincinnati in exchange for fifth- and seventh-round (from N.Y. Giants) selections (174th and 226th overall).
- ^ a b The L.A. Chargers traded two seventh-round selections (254th and 255th overall) to Chicago in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round selection.
|Christian Albright||LB||Ball State|||
|Chase Allen||TE||Iowa State|||
|C. J. Avery||LB||Louisville|
|Amari Carter||S||Miami (FL)|
|Allie Green IV||CB||Missouri|
|Jaylon Jones||CB||Ole Miss|
|Landon Lenoir||WR||Southern Illinois|
|Henry Litwin||Slippery Rock|
|Savon Scarver||WR||Utah State|
|Carson Taylor||DE||Northern Arizona|||
|Master Teague||RB||Ohio State|||
|A. J. Thomas||S||Western Michigan|
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→ Coaching staff
|Offensive linemen |
|Reserve lists |
|1||August 13||Kansas City Chiefs||W 19–14||1–0||Soldier Field||Recap|
|2||August 18||at Seattle Seahawks||W 27–11||2–0||Lumen Field||Recap|
|3||August 27||at Cleveland Browns||W 21–20||3–0||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
The Bears' 2022 schedule was announced on May 12.
|1||September 11||12:00 p.m.||San Francisco 49ers||W 19–10||1–0||Soldier Field||Fox||Recap|
|2||September 18||7:20 p.m.||at Green Bay Packers||L 10–27||1–1||Lambeau Field||NBC||Recap|
|3||September 25||12:00 p.m.||Houston Texans||Soldier Field||CBS|
|4||October 2||12:00 p.m.||at New York Giants||MetLife Stadium||Fox|
|5||October 9||12:00 p.m.||at Minnesota Vikings||U.S. Bank Stadium||Fox|
|6||October 13||7:15 p.m.||Washington Commanders||Soldier Field||Prime Video|
|7||October 24||7:15 p.m.||at New England Patriots||Gillette Stadium||ESPN|
|8||October 30||12:00 p.m.||at Dallas Cowboys||AT&T Stadium||Fox|
|9||November 6||12:00 p.m.||Miami Dolphins||Soldier Field||CBS|
|10||November 13||12:00 p.m.||Detroit Lions||Soldier Field||Fox|
|11||November 20||12:00 p.m.||at Atlanta Falcons||Mercedes-Benz Stadium||Fox|
|12||November 27||12:00 p.m.||at New York Jets||MetLife Stadium||Fox|
|13||December 4||12:00 p.m.||Green Bay Packers||Soldier Field||Fox|
|15||December 18||12:00 p.m.||Philadelphia Eagles||Soldier Field||Fox|
|16||December 24||12:00 p.m.||Buffalo Bills||Soldier Field||CBS|
|17||January 1||12:00 p.m.||at Detroit Lions||Ford Field||Fox|
|18||January 7/8||TBD||Minnesota Vikings||Soldier Field||TBD|
Week 1: vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 2: at Green Bay Packers
Week 3: vs. Houston Texans
|Green Bay Packers||1||1||0||.500||1–1||1–1||34||33||W1|
|2||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||South||2||0||0||1.000||1–0||2–0||.500||.500||W2|
|4||San Francisco 49ers||West||1||1||0||.500||1–0||1–1||.500||.500||W1|
|5||New York Giants||East||2||0||0||1.000||0–0||1–0||.000||.000||W2|
|6||Los Angeles Rams||West||1||1||0||.500||0–0||1–0||.500||.000||W1|
|7||Green Bay Packers||North||1||1||0||.500||1–1||1–1||.500||.500||W1|
|In the hunt|
|10||New Orleans Saints||South||1||1||0||.500||1–1||1–1||.500||.000||L1|
|w — Clinched wild card|
|x — Clinched playoff berth|
|y — Clinched division|
|z — Clinched first-round bye and home-field advantage|
- ^ a b "Chicago Bears fire HC Matt Nagy & GM Ryan Pace". NFL. Retrieved 18 January 2022.
- ^ Mayer, Larry (January 27, 2022). "Bears hire Matt Eberflus as head coach". Chicago Bears. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
- ^ Mayer, Larry (2022-02-01). "Chalk Talk: Will Bears switch to 4-3 defense?". chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
- ^ "Bears hire Ryan Poles as general manager". Chicago Bears. January 25, 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
- ^ "Chargers Acquire Six-Time Pro Bowl Outside Linebacker Khalil Mack". March 16, 2022. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
- ^ Mayer, Larry (July 26, 2021). "Roster Move: Bears trade Miller to Texans". Chicago Bears. Retrieved August 23, 2021.
- ^ Wojton, Nick (April 30, 2022). "2022 NFL draft: Bills trade up in Round 5, select WR Khalil Shakir". USA Today.
- ^ a b Wiltfong Jr., Lester A. (April 30, 2022). "Bears trade pick 166 to the Bengals for picks 174 and 226". Windy City Gridiron. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
- ^ "Texans trade up, pick Stanford DL Thomas Booker in fifth round". Houston Chronicle. April 30, 2022.
- ^ Peterson, Michael (April 30, 2022). "Chargers trade #254, #255 to Bears for 2023 6th-round pick". Bolts From The Blue. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
- ^ a b c d e "Roster Moves: Bears sign six undrafted rookies". chicagobears.com. May 9, 2022.
- ^ a b c d "Roster Moves: Bears sign undrafted free agents". chicagobears.com. May 6, 2022.
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