Posted November 20, 2018 09:16:17Bears fans have had enough.
The Bears have been in limbo for two seasons, the most recent of which saw the team trade away quarterback Matt Barkley and its second-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
The Bears have since lost cornerback Joe Thomas, cornerback Marcus Cooper and cornerback Tracy Porter to free agency, and receiver Alshon Jeffery to the Rams in a three-team trade.
The team has not been able to win a playoff game since the 2016 season, which the Bears are currently 5-7.
Now, the Bears have officially announced the cancellation of its second season.
According to a press release issued by the Bears on Tuesday, the team will instead have two seasons of play under its belt.
The second season will include a season of non-football activities (NFA), which includes training camps, offseason programs and individual team activities.
It will also include preseason and mini-camp practices.
“The Bears organization and fans have been looking forward to this second season of Bears football for years,” Bears president and CEO Andrew Friedman said in the release.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity to return to the Bears with a renewed energy, passion and excitement.
We thank our fans for their support, excitement and support.
The players and coaches of the Bears organization have done an outstanding job in building a team that will have an exciting season.”
The release went on to note that the Bears “will remain committed to our fans and players through the long-term and look forward to our continued success.”