According to ESPN’s David Kaplan, the Bears will face off against the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs in Germany during the 2023 season. This news comes after rumors circulated a couple of months ago about Chicago-Kansas City being the favorite for the international game.
“In addition, I have learned the Bears and Chiefs are expected to play in Germany next season,” Kaplan said in a YouTube clip. “So, the Bears and Justin Fields get Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champs. Again, they’re expected to play next fall in Germany.”
The matchup features a number of intriguing storylines, including Justin Fields vs. Patrick Mahomes and the Bears facing off against former head coach and current Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy.
Despite having the second-worst record in the NFL last year, the Bears have plenty to be excited about in 2023. Between their stockpile of draft picks, plethora of cap space, and strong offseason thus far, the team is poised to make some noise.
As for the Chiefs, it goes without saying they’re at the top of the NFL mountain, winning two of the last four Super Bowls and appearing in three. Mahomes isn’t slowing down anytime soon, and despite some losses over the course of the offseason, head coach Andy Reid is returning, bringing back the pivotal leadership for the team.