Chicago Bears’ biggest weakness turned strength with Khalil Mack addition
It appears as though the 2016 Defensive Player of The Year is making his way to Chicago, what a turn of events for the Chicago Bears
A few days ago I wrote of a few trades the Chicago Bears could make to improve the pass rush. Khalil Mack was of course on this list but his addition was deemed unreasonable and unrealistic.
Now the month of September shall always be remembered by Bears’ fans as they’ve acquired one of the top talents in all of football.
The addition of Mack turns what was supposed to be a glaring weakness of the team to one of their greatest strengths. Mack and his career 40.5 sacks should pair nicely with third-year pass rusher, Leonard Floyd.
Mack’s addition not only reinforces the Chicago Bears pass rush but he also influences every other facet of the defense. Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman’s presence in the middle is felt even more with Mack lining up next to them.
Recently paid defensive back, Kyle Fuller, should be able to get his hands on the football more consistently as opposing quarterbacks are rushed to get the ball out of their hands before feeling the brute force of #52 slamming into them.
Second-year safety Eddie Jackson should also enjoy some of the same amenities that Mack provides for the secondary, as the young playmaker will assuredly be around the football even more this season.
Every player on the roster, top to bottom, benefits from the addition of Khalil Mack. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky should be counting his blessings this offseason as he may be the most gifted player in the entire league. I mean, what more could you really ask for going into your second season? Mack will give Mitch and the offensive corp more offensive possessions with better field position in critical game situations.
Look, like I stated before, I don’t have to go on and on about what Khalil Mack brings to a team. He’s proven. He’s a three-time pro bowler. A former DPOY. Ryan Pace is the general manager that loves to be criticized harshly for his bold moves, but this is one that appears to not have many holes in it. Welcome to Chicago Mack.