Chicago Bears considering resting players in Week 16

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Head coach Marc Trestman is considering an unorthodox move.

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is considering resting some of his players when his team faces the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Footballaccording to Zach Zaidman of the Chicago Bears radio network.

Trestman stopped short of outlining specific players who could be kept out of the game, but the decision will hinge on other results in the NFC North. Chicago currently holds a half-game lead over the Green Bay Packers, and a full game lead over the Detroit Lions. Both teams are scheduled to play early on Sunday, so it would ultimately be a game-time decision.

A decision to rest any players in Week 16 is a curious one. The team has not locked up a playoff spot, and potentially opens the door to be unseated. Two wins would guarantee an NFC North win, while finishing the season 1-1 could possibly push Chicago out of the playoffs and grant the Packers an unlikely spot if they're able to win out the season.

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