Vote: Should Lovie return in 2013?

The Bears have now missed the playoffs in five of the past six seasons under Lovie Smith. AP Photo/Duane Burleson

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has said coach Lovie Smith would be evaluated after the season. As soon as Blair Walsh kicked the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs with a second left to beat the Green Bay Packers and eliminate the Bears, the offseason began for Chicago.

With their 7-1 start a distant memory, the Lovie-led Bears have now missed the playoffs five of the past six seasons. And they became the first team since the 1996 Washington Redskins to miss the playoffs after starting the season 7-1. Will Emery, who just completed his first season as GM, be looking for a new coach? Vote and join the discussion.