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Past articles by Rich:

Gale Sayers, the Chicago Bears’ Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

Gale Sayers, the dazzling Chicago Bears running back and kick returner whose injury-shortened career made him the youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died after a years-long decline in health that included dementia. He was 77. → Read More

Can Mitch Trubisky follow Patrick Mahomes’ lead? The Bear Download podcast breaks down the Super Bowl and talks quarterbacks.

Mitch Trubisky is no Patrick Mahomes. But can the Bears quarterback pick up some of what the Chiefs star has done to become a Super Bowl champion? Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer talk potential in the wake of an exciting NFL season finale. → Read More

Bears offseason calendar: Key dates for franchise tags, free agency, OTAs and more

When does free agency begin for the Chicago Bears? What about OTAs and minicamps? Here's the 2020 offseason timeline. → Read More

Who will win Super Bowl LIV between the Chiefs and 49ers? Our writers make their predictions.

The Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl for the first time since winning their lone Lombardi Trophy 50 years ago. The 49ers are seeking a record-tying sixth Super Bowl victory and their first in 25 years. → Read More

Mitch Trubisky reportedly had left shoulder surgery after the season

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky reportedly had left shoulder surgery, as expected. Trubisky is expected to participate in the on-field portion of the Bears offseason program. → Read More

The Bears’ Super Bowl XX rings are one of a kind — as is each player’s story behind their jewelry

The Bears' only Super Bowl championship ring is almost 34 years old, and its existence is as colorful as ever. → Read More

A busy Bears offseason continues with changes to the offensive coaching staff. The Bear Download podcast breaks it down.

Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer break down the Bears' newsy offseason week, starting with Matt Nagy’s changes to his offensive coaching staff. → Read More

Bears reportedly hire John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach and promote Dave Ragone

Bears coach Nagy has hired former Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach and promoted incumbent quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone to passing game coordinator, ESPN reported Wednesday evening. → Read More

Who will the Bears sign as Mitch Trubisky’s backup? Breaking down the quarterback market.

Bears general manager Ryan Pace expressed confidence in quarterback Mitch Trubisky, but he also left open the possibility of adding a backup quarterback capable of stepping in and winning games. → Read More

Are the Bears closer to a Super Bowl or starting over at quarterback? An honest assessment — not an emotional one — is needed ahead of the 2020 season.

To which outcome are the Bears closer: A Super Bowl title or starting over at quarterback, coach and general manager? → Read More

The search isn’t over: Breaking down Eddy Pineiro’s encouraging — and inconclusive — 2019 season on the Bear Download podcast

Oh, you thought the Bears' kicking situation was settled? Don't hand the reins to Eddy Pineiro altogether, Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer say. The duo also discuss safety Eddie Jackson's monster contract and make predictions for the divisional-round playoff games. → Read More

Mitch Trubisky’s future with the Bears is ______. 4 answers to 4 big Bears questions this offseason.

As the Bears head into a critical offseason after a disappointing 8-8 finish, our team of Bears writers weighs in on four timely topics. → Read More

‘There’s still a lot of unfinished business:’ Eddie Jackson looks ahead after signing his $58.4M extension with the Bears

After signing his four-year extension, Bears safety Eddie Jackson reflected on his rise from an uncertain draft weekend to bona fide NFL star: "I’m forever thankful." → Read More

Bears hiring Juan Castillo as offensive line coach to replace Harry Hiestand

Bears coach Matt Nagy moved quickly Wednesday to fill vacancies on his staff, hiring veteran coach Juan Castillo to oversee the offensive line. → Read More

Why the Bears are sticking with Eddy Pineiro and 4 other things we learned at Halas Hall this week

After an action-packed search for a kicker in 2019, the Bears feel confident in the growth kicker Eddy Pineiro made. Plus the Bears brass' thoughts on Leonard Floyd, Tarik Cohen, the offensive line and Khalil Mack. → Read More

Bears have the 43rd and 50th spots as their first two picks in the 2020 NFL draft

The Bears will pick 43rd and 50th overall in the 2020 draft. → Read More

Can the Bears beat the Vikings in Sunday’s season finale? Our Week 17 predictions.

The Bears won the first meeting with the Vikings at Soldier Field back on Sept. 29, a 16-6 victory that was arguably their most impressive of the year. Can they get back to .500 in Sunday’s finale? → Read More

The Bears’ Week 17 matchup against the Vikings is meaningless — but could have big implications on personnel decisions. The Bear Download podcast breaks it down.

Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer are in the Halas Hall coat closet to preview the Bears' meaningless finale against the Vikings and what it could mean for 2020. → Read More

As Anthony Miller’s up-and-down season concludes, the Bears must figure out how dependable he is in their offensive repair effort

Anthony Miller points to a four-surge from Week 12 to Week 15 as proof of what he’s capable of for a Bears offense that needs all the help it can get and can’t afford to be picky. → Read More

5 observations from rewatching the Bears’ blowout loss to the Chiefs, including Mitch Trubisky’s playmaking deficiency and the takeaways drought

The Bears’ 26-3 loss to the Chiefs at Soldier Field on Sunday night was their most lopsided defeat of the season. → Read More