#1: Letting Alshon Jeffery walk
Okay, this must be prefaced by a simple statement. The failure to re-sign Alshon Jeffery is not entirely on the Bears. There are many reasons that likely went into this happening. In the end though it became obvious the veteran receiver didn’t have many fans among the top team brass. That was evident from the frustrating contract negotiations and camp holdouts.
Nevertheless failing to re-sign him was a bad move. It left a gaping hole in the passing game right when the team couldn’t afford it as they try to break in two new quarterbacks in Mike Glennon and Mitch Trubisky. Him staying may not have made them contenders, but it certainly makes the job more difficult.