Analyst predicts Chicago Bears to hit 11 wins in 2022… wait, what?

Can the Chicago Bears really get to 11 wins? One NFL analyst thinks so

Most media members around the nation have predicted the Chicago Bears will have a rough 2022 season judging by their offseason moves. The Bears roster is being rebuilt this season by a new front office and head coaching staff.

The team arguably lost two of their best players on each side of the ball, wide receiver Allen Robinson and linebacker Khalil Mack.

However, with a favorable schedule, one analyst has the Bears making the playoffs. Nick Wright, co-host on FS1’s “First Things First”, predicted an 11-win season for the Bears. Yep, an 11-win season and a second-place finish in the NFC North behind the Green Bay Packers.

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Getting to 11 wins would be an achievement

Putting 11 in the win column for the Bears would be an incredible achievement for general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus in their first season together. For the Bears to accomplish this, the defense would have to transition to the 4-3 defense seamlessly, and the new draft picks on the secondary would need to be serious ball hawks.

Justin Fields would also need to take a great leap forward in his second season in the NFL, and with his second offensive coordinator, Luke Getsy. The Bears still have questions on the offensive line and at wide receiver. Both of those are very important to Fields success here in year two and you can argue that both are the two biggest weaknesses on the offense.

If the Bears can sort those positions out in the preseason and get some lucky breaks in every game, the Bears could have a better season than many anticipate. Easier said than done however.

A prediction of11 wins seem a little high at this point with where the roster is at in May. But if it happens, it will be a very surprising, yet good sign for the future.

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