So here we are, again, with the coach and the general manager vowing to do better, with the veteran quarterback insisting the starting job is his and with everybody else thrumming their fingers impatiently on a table, waiting for the young quarterback, the one who will change everything, to get his shot.
Bears coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace played themselves in their yearly eve-of-training-camp press conference Tuesday, Andy Dalton did a mean Mike Glennon in his meeting with reporters and Chicagoans hoped against hope that rookie Justin Fields wouldn’t use Mitch Trubisky as his muse whenever it was his turn to sit down with the media.
Do you ever feel like you’re the subject of one very big, very ongoing tease?
If the Bears weren’t playing with your emotions enough this offseason, there was Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers putting everyone through whatever that was the past three months – a power struggle, a contract dispute, a size-XXL fit of pique, an early midlife crisis, take your pick. So, along with the annual rite of believing that this was the year their team would get its act together, Bears fans could dream that Rodgers would be traded out of their division and out of their hair.
The fantasy ended Tuesday, when Rodgers reported to Packers’ training camp wearing a T-shirt paying homage to “The Office.’’
And the Bears’ fortunes?
Nagy: “I think we’re in a really good place…