Chicago Bears: How good can they be next season?on February 21, 2020 at 4:00 pm

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The Chicago Bears are coming off of an 8-8 season that was supposed to be something special. Is it realistic for them to come back in 2020, successfully?

Going into 2019, the Chicago Bears were a playoff team. They were preparing to play the Eagles during the NFC Wildcard Round. Everything was looking up for Bears. They looked smart for signing Matt Nagy to be their new head coach. At last, Mitch Trubisky was playing well.

Finally, the Bears were back in the playoffs. It took them eight years to get back to this exact moment.

Even though the Bears lost against the Eagles, due to a poor kicker, they were projected to be a top team during the upcoming season. The Bears were talked about as a favorite to win the Super Bowl. Experts said the worst record they would have is 11-5. What happened to that Bears’ team?

Little things changed. Jordan Howard was no longer on the team. They also lost a few role players, which included Adrian Amos. The last big change was their defensive coordinator. Vic Fangio took a job with the Broncos to be their new head coach.

Chicago still had a big problem with their tight ends, they just refused to even look at it. There should have been a sign when Trey Burton didn’t play in the playoffs that he wasn’t their guy. They still needed to add to an injured offensive line. Both of those issues weren’t addressed in the offseason.

The issues were shadowed by the glaring issue at kicker. Cody Parkey‘s miss helped hide all of the issues the team had. That set them back.

Ryan Pace instead decided to change things in the draft. Instead of bulking up an already stacked roster, they thinned it out with lesser talent.

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