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Chris Simms ranks Mitch Trubisky as one of worst quarterbacks in NFL

Chris Simms ranks Mitch Trubisky as one of worst quarterbacks in NFL

Chris Simms thinks Mitchell Trubisky is one of the worst quarterbacks in football, heading into the 2020 season.

Simms took to Twitter to begin announcing his Top-40 QBs on Tuesday, and Trubisky came in at No. 38. However, when explaining why Trubisky was slotted so low, Simms did not lay all the blame at Trubisky’s feet.

Seems to be a bit of a chicken and egg problem. Was the offense over-simplified because Trubisky couldn’t get it done? Or, could Trubisky not make anything happen because the offense was designed poorly?

Simms later spoke with Mike Florio on Pro Football Talk to further explain his low ranking for Trubisky:

“As far as accuracy is concerned, it can be all over the place sometimes," Simms said on PFT. "I mean, way too many slam dunk NFL completions missed by Mitchell Trubisky. Let alone decision making questionable at times, feel within the pocket. I don’t think he ran enough this past year, I know he hurt his shoulder, but he lost that aspect of his game.

"So the reason he’s 38 is because what really unveiled itself to me this year is, what does he bring to the team? What is it?”

As for the only two quarterbacks ranked lower than Trubisky: Dwayne Haskins of the Redskins came in at No. 39, while rookie Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa rounded out the list at No. 40.

Now before you go spouting off about this list (whether you think Trubisky is ranked too low… or maybe even too high), it’s important to look at last year’s list for a little context.

In 2019, Simms had Trubisky ranked No. 20, ahead of guys like Josh Allen, Jimmy Garoppolo and Lamar Jackson.

So who knows? Maybe Trubisky proves the haters wrong and shows he can rise again with a little competition and another year in Nagy’s scheme.

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Soldier Field to host drive-in movie screenings through July

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NBC Sports Chicago

Soldier Field to host drive-in movie screenings through July

You're probably not going to be able to watch the Bears at Soldier Field any time soon, but next week you'll be able to watch a movie there! That's kind of the same! 

That's because a program called 'Chi-Togther' "will provide Music Entertainment and Movie Screenings each night that will also include carpool-style concerts plus food and beverage options for all ages."

The event will be held in Soldier's South lot, and anyone who signs up will get a free popcorn! Honestly, it's worth it  just to get out of the house and grab yourself some free kernels. 

Movies being screened include Groundhog Day, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Fast and Furious (hell yeah). Also Shrek. 

12 greatest Chicago Bears wins in Soldier Field history

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USA TODAY

12 greatest Chicago Bears wins in Soldier Field history

The Chicago Bears franchise celebrated 100 years of football last season but there are a few more notable anniversaries on the horizon.

Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Bears football at Soldier Field. And the columned stadium itself, which opened in 1924, is nearing the century mark.

While the franchise played a vast majority of their home games at Wrigley Field in its early years, a smattering of contests took place at the lakefront facility. The first of which was a 10-0 win over the Chicago Cardinals on Nov. 11, 1926. 

The Bears moved away from Wrigley Field after the 1970 campaign, landing at the AstroTurfed Soldier Field the following season. The team’s first game there — as official tenants — gave the franchise a positive jolt. A late Kent Nix touchdown pass gave the Bears a 17-15 victory over coach Chuck Noll’s Pittsburgh Steelers in front of a capacity crowd. The win was one of the bright spots in an otherwise pedestrian 6-8 season.

Alas, there were better days ahead.

Let’s take a look back at the 12 greatest Bears wins at Soldier Field:

12 greatest Bears wins in Soldier Field history