3 offensive concerns heading into Chicago Bears training campRyan Heckmanon July 13, 2022 at 11:00 am

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With just less than two weeks until Chicago Bears training camp kicks off, the team is set to try and come together after an offseason featuring a ton of change.

General manager Ryan Poles, in his first offseason on the job, was tasked with turning over a roster featuring some aging talent and somehow put a second-year quarterback in the best position to succeed.

Parting ways with some notable veteran names and losing a huge offensive asset, specifically in Allen Robinson, this team was left without a whole lot for fans to be excited about.

Now, at the very least, Bears fans can be hopeful and excited about Justin Fields in Year 2. By all accounts, he has the physical tools to become a very good quarterback in this league. But, will he be able to take that leap in such a short period of time, and without the ideal talent around him?

Chicago Bears training camp will tell us a lot about how this offense could look, but fans should still be concerned.

Look, training camp is what it is. It’s not the real thing. So, regardless of the reports that come out — especially within the first few practices — we need to take them all with a grain of salt.

Whether or not Fields looks sharp, or any receivers emerge outside of Darnell Mooney, doesn’t necessarily matter until the regular season kicks off. After all, Patrick Mahomes endured a training camp where plenty of reports stated he had thrown a bunch of interceptions. But, if reports are overwhelmingly positive, then that’s a reason to be hopeful.

Camp is a mental game amongst fans. Which reports do we believe? Because the media is largely negative, and has been in Chicago for a while, it’s best to ignore the criticism during camp. This is actually going to be a time where we should, in fact, trust more of the positive reports.

There will be three key areas on offense, though, that we should be watching out for. Will reports be good or concerning? Let’s dig in before it opens up.


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