Mitchell Trubisky will need to make some serious noise in the playoffs if he's to keep his job.
Chicago is set to take on the No. 2 seed New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Trubisky will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason after the NFC North club opted not to pick up his fifth-year option.
The No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft regained his starting job in Week 12 after being benched midway through the year for Nick Foles.
Trubisky helped lead the 8-8 Bears to three wins over their last six games to claim the NFC's final wild-card spot.
However, he struggled in the regular-season finale loss to the Green Bay Packers, with Chicago making the playoffs with help from the Los Angeles Rams, who beat the Arizona Cardinals.