Not Even Justin Fields Can Turn This Bears Record Around

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has not done well as an underdog.
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has not done well as an underdog. / Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Dalton goes down with a knee injury and Justin Fields comes in at quarterback. No offense to Dalton, but it feels like this is all Chicago Bears fans have wanted. They want a franchise quarterback, not some temporary stop-gap. Bears head coach Matt Nagy claims that Dalton will be the starter when healthy. 

Statements like that will get Chicago fans steaming.

You know what else really steams up the Bears’ fan base and sports bettors alike? Matt Nagy’s record as an underdog of +3.5 or more points.

That is one ridiculous trend.

Fields is a talented young quarterback, and he is going to take a little time to develop, so this record probably won’t be turning around anytime soon. 

Fields can’t do it on his own either. Many look at Chicago’s defense and see Roquan Smith and Khalil Mack, and assume it’s unbeatable, but it isn't. The Bears' defense has allowed 264 passing yards per game and 25.5 points per game against in the first two contests.

This week the Bears head out to Cleveland to take on the Browns, WynnBET Sportsbook has them listed as seven-point underdogs. It looks like Chicago has the talent to play in a lot of close games, so maybe this week they can keep it within a touchdown of Cleveland.

With this Nagy trend, it’s a really hard spread to take.

Can Matt Nagy and the Bears cover the spread? Make your pick at WynnBET.