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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Patrick Mahomes talks 2017 Draft and clears up what the Bears told him

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Patrick Mahomes sets the record straight!

When Pat Mahomes Sr. joined 670 The Score's Parkins & Spiegel Show last week, his words reverberated through all Chicago Bears fandom, reminding many of us what could have been. His son, Patrick Mahomes, the best quarterback of this generation, was an option for the Bears in the 2017 NFL Draft, but that's not the direction that then GM Ryan Pace went.

"They told him they were going to draft him, so we thought he...

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Bill Zimmerman

Super Bowl Week Diary: Day Two

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A recap of daily activities during Super Bowl Media Week

If there’s a great way to start off a day, for this fellow, it’s through the stomach.

After a bit of a scramble Monday figuring out where to grab a little breakfast, Tuesday brought welcome news that one of the SiriusXM’s Sports Director’s Premium Platinum Gold Diamond Status at the hotel allowed me a free breakfast from the omelet station.

After some satisfying eggs and spicy breakfast...

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Dan Wiederer

Andrew McKenna, an accomplished Chicago businessman and part owner of the Bears, dies at 93

Andrew McKenna, an accomplished Chicago businessman and a longtime member of the Bears board of directors and minority owner of the team, died Tuesday at the age of 93.

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Bill Zimmerman

Analyzing Chicago Bears Players Hall of Fame Chances

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Jack Silverstein joins the Bears Banter Podcast

The latest Bears Banter Podcast is here!

If you want to break down the Pro Football Hall of Fame and it’s process for electing players, there’s only a handful of people to talk to. If you want to do that and analyze some of the recent Chicago Bears players chances to reach Canton enshrinement, there’s only one person to talk to! Noted Chicago sports historian (and Windy City Gridiron’s own) Jack...

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Robert Channick

Molson Coors back in the Super Bowl after 33 years, partnering with DraftKings on $500,000 commercial contest

Industry analysts are already calling this year’s broadcast the Beer Bowl, with Heineken, Molson Coors, Sam Adams and Anheuser-Busch all scheduled to run ads in a wide-open commercial field.

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Brad Biggs

Chicago Bears Q&A: Will Devin Hester get the call to the Hall of Fame this year? Is Keenan Allen a possible target?

Former Chicago Bears great Devin Hester is trying to break through as the first return specialist to be selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Ken Mitchell

The Bear’s Den, February 8, 2023

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Former Bears head coach Matt Nagy, while preparing for Super Bowl with KC, talks about mistakes made in Chicago



Top takeaways from former Bears coach Matt Nagy at the Super Bowl - CHGO - On Super Bowl LVII Opening Night, CHGO caught up with former Bears coach Matt Nagy and discussed his time in Chicago in this exclusive interview.

Tax break for Bears in Arlington Heights proposed - 670 The Score -...

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Mocking the Mocks: Bears trade back and address the trenches

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How would you like this mock draft if it really happened for the Bears?

With the Senior Bowl over, many analysts are starting to reshuffle their boards, which means we should see some movement on the mock drafts around the interwebs. Our own Jacob Infante recently knocked out a two-rounder after he spent some time down in Mobile, and you can check that out here.

Jacob had the Chicago Bears trading out of their number one overall pick, which I think is...

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Former Bears Head Coach Has No Doubt Bears’ Justin Fields Will Play in Super Bowl

Justin Fields still has Matt Nagy’s complete trust in his ability to achieve. The past year has been spent by Matt Nagy observing and learning from Andy Reid, head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter

ECD’s 2023 Free Agency Extravaganza! Part Four: Offensive Line and Wide Receivers

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ECD puts a bow on his Chicago Bears’ free agency preview with a look at offensive line and receiver.

My offensive free agency primer article became so big I had to split it up just like I did when I looked at the defensive options for the Chicago Bears, so for my look at the running backs, tight ends, and quarterbacks, click here, but for the wide outs and offensive lineman continue on.

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Biggest names: Orlando Brown Jr; Rodney Hudson;...

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Chiefs' Matt Nagy makes bold prediction about Bears' Justin Fields

The Chiefs quarterbacks coach believes that the Bears starter will "without a doubt" eventually play in a Super Bowl. 

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Bill Zimmerman

Super Bowl Week Diary: Day One

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A recap of daily activities during Super Bowl Media Week

There are certain weeks of the year when I receive a wonderful reminder of how great my job is. I think no matter what your job is, sometimes you get caught up in the day-to-day activities and maybe lose sight of what’s great about your job (hopefully it’s something). But it’s weeks like this where you realize that there are far worse jobs to have than working in sports media.

This year marks...

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Jeremy Gorner

Gov. J.B. Pritzker says tax proposal that could spur Bears’ move to Arlington Heights has ‘a lot of hoops to run through’

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said a legislative proposal that could help the Bears finance a new stadium has many hurdles to clear before landing on his desk.

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Justin Fields jersey is a best-seller in this surprising state

Despite the poor record, people were spending money to buy a Justin Fields jersey. Numbers don’t lie and the latest shows that Bears fans love Justin Fields.

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3 Wide Receivers The Bears Should Pursue In NFL Free Agency

The Chicago Bears are going to be big spenders during free agency in 2023. They are lapping the field when it comes to available cap space as the second closest team, the Atlanta Falcons, is more than $34 million behind them in projected space.

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Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.

Justin Fields is number 1 in Wisconsin

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Jersey sales numbers are out and Chicago’s QB1 is number one in three states.

From a marketing standpoint, Justin Fields has been one of the more popular players in the NFL since he was drafted in 2021. The Chicago Bears started that offseason with a social media proclamation that Andy Dalton was their QB1, but fans knew. Everyone knew.

The league sold a ton of Bears' #1 jerseys after Chicago traded up to draft him at 11 overall, and while he...

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Do Prospects Really Rise or Fall After All-Star Games and NFL Combine?

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A former NFL scouting director dishes on the college postseason schedule.

Every year following the All-Star games and again following the NFL Combine, we see NFL Draft analysts put out lists of players who have risen or fallen on draft boards following these events. Does this happen? Well, yes, it happens with the analysts, but not with the different NFL clubs. Here's why…

During the previous fall, scouts from the different NFL clubs have made...

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Justin Fields Is Lids' Best-Selling Jersey in 3 States, Including Wisconsin

Lids sold more Fields than Aaron Rodgers jerseys in Wisconsin. Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is making his name known around the league. But this time, he didn't scramble for a huge touchdown while breaking records on the way.

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Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter

ECD’s 2023 Free Agency Extravaganza! Part Three: Running Back, Tight End, and Quarterback

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In the 3rd and 4th parts of the series, ECD will dive into the waters for the prime pearls to bolster the Chicago Bears’ offense. But first, let’s address a very obvious situation…

In Parts One and Two, I dove into the deep sea of talent currently projected to be had on defense. And, as a reminder, the value for this year leans heavily in favor of the Chicago Bears spending an absurd amount of guaranteed cash on rebuilding such an underwhelming...

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Report: Former Bears safety a Texans defensive coordinator candidate

A former Bears safety is a defensive coordinator candidate The Houston Texans hired DeMeco Ryans as their head coach after they fired Lovie Smith following the season.

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