Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Chicago Bears play out of the NFC North division and have a storied history dating back to the 1920s in Illinois. The franchise subsequently moved to Chicago the following year and is one of only 2 active franchises that got its start from the NFL in 1920. The other being the Arizona Cardinals.

In terms of their standing within the league, the Bears have won 9 league championships and boast a Super Bowl win. Not to mention, the Chicago Bears have recorded more victories than any other franchise in the league. The principal owner of the Bears, Virginia Halas McCaskey, is the oldest owner in the NFL.

The Chicago Bears have gone through several notable eras throughout their history, and the 1983-85 period sticks out as significant. Under the tutelage of former owner George Halas along with taskmaster ‘Iron Mike’ Dikta, the Bears went on to snag a chip at Super Bowl XX. Additionally, Mike Dikta is the only person in the modern iteration of the NFL to win a chip as a player and a coach.

The organization has seen several instances of transformation from the Marc Trestman era to the present day period with Matt Nagy

The Illinois-based franchise rounded out its 2020 campaign with an 8-8 record placing second in the NFC North. Moreover, this matched their 2019 campaign and is arguably not the most desired finish considering the 5-1 start.

Nov 16, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) is tackled in the first half by Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) and Chicago Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson (33) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Logo

The Chicago Bears have had a few iterations in their logo design spanning all the way back to their time in Decatur, Illinois, in 1920. They used A.E Staley’s logo to help promote the company. The club introduced the famed ‘C’ logo post-1962 after having a lengthy stint with a ‘bear running with a football logo’.

1974 saw the white ‘C’ being replaced with an orange ‘C’ which remains the logo to this very day. Moreover, this hasn’t stopped the experimentation process with several alternate logos involving more blue bear designs.

Owner Achievements

The Bears are under the ownership of the McCaskey family, with Virginia Halas McCaskey coming in as the principal owner. Virginia, her children, and grandchildren control 80% of the team. Additionally, the Executive Chairman for Aon Corp, Patrick Ryan, owns 19.7% of the franchise.

The family has had some testing times with the ownership of the Bears, and there have been frequent rumors of a possible split. Despite the rumored friction, the Chicago Bears came in as the 8th richest NFL franchise as per Forbes in 2012, sitting with a $1.19 billion net worth.

Chicago Bears 2021 Sponsors

The legacy franchise has tie-ups with several notable brands, including Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Verizon, and United Airlines. Additionally, the Bears announced that PointsBet would be the organization’s first Sports Betting partner. Through the Sponsorship, PointsBet will gain full usage of the Chicago Bears logo and marks.

Furthermore, the Bears were the first in the NFL to have a presenting partner with the ‘Bears Football Presented by BankOne’. They also entered into an agreement with a FOX-owned station WFLD to be an official broadcaster for pre-season games.

Roster Foundation

Quarterbacks 9. Nick Foles

10. Mitchell Trubisky

Running Backs 32. David Montgomery

35. Ryan Nall

46. Artavis Pierce

Wide Receivers 19. DeAndre Carter

17. Anthony Miller

11. Darnell Mooney

84. Cordarrelle Patterson

88. Riley Ridley

12. Allen Robinson

83. Javon Wims

Tight Ends 80. Jimmy Graham

86. Demetrius Harris

81. J.P Holtz

85. Cole Kmet

Offensive linemen 64. Alex Bars

69. Rashaad Coward

71. Arlington Hambright

74. Germain Ifedi

72. Charles Leno

67. Sam Mustipher

73. Lachavious Simmons

78. Jason Spriggs

65. Cody Whitehair

Defensive linemen 97. Mario Edwards Jr.

96. Akiem Hicks

90. John Jenkins

75. Daniel McCullers

98. Bilal Nichols

92. Brent Urban

Linebackers 99. Trevis Gipson

45. Joel Iyiegbuniwe

52. Khalil Mack

50. Barkevious Mingo

94. Robert Quinn

58. Roquan Smith

59. Danny Trevathan

93. James Vaughters

55. Josh Woods

Defensive backs 26. Deon Bush

23. Kyle Fuller

38. Tashaun Gipson

36. DeAndre Houston-Carson

39. Eddie Jackson

33. Jaylon Johnson

27. Sherrick McManis

20.Duke Shelley

24. Buster Skrine

22. Kindle Vildor

Special teams 16. Pat O’Donnell

2. Cairo Santos

48. Patrick Scales

2021 Charities

The ‘Bears Care’ landing page on the community tab of their website draws back the curtain on several non-profit ventures that the Bears are involved with. The Gameday GRRReetings is a first-come-first-serve system that allows fans to write a greeting to a loved one on the LED panel at a home game. Additionally, the charitable arm of the Chicago Bears awarded $81,000 to ‘I Grow Chicago’ which is focused on skill-building and community connection in Chicago.

What’s more, the club is heavily involved in Back to School fairs in their home state, much like many teams in the NFL. The Chicago Bears have put down heavy emphasis on development and rehabilitation programs.

Chicago Bears History and Achievements

Founded 1920
Owner The McCaskey Family
CEO Ted Phillips
Head Coach Matt Nagy
Stadium Soldier Field
Location Chicago, Illinois
Sponsors Miller Brewing Company, Verizon, WashU Car Wash, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Invisalign Technologies, United Airlines, PNC Financial Services, Xfinity, PointsBet
Championships League championships (9)

NFL Championships (8)

[pre- AFL-NFL merger]- 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941,1943,1946, 1963

Super Bowl championships (1)

1985 (XX)

Conference championships (19)

NFL Western: 1956, 1963

NFC: 1985, 2006

Division championships (19)

NFL Western: 1933,1934, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1946

NFC Central: 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 2001

NFC North: 2005, 2006, 2010, 2018

Official Website Chicago Bears- www.chicagobears.com