Five Reasons Chicago Bears are contenders

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4. They are still adding pieces

Lost in the offensive line having three building blocks is that they could add another at left guard as well. James Daniels saw action for the first time in Week Four and will start in Week Five by intents and purposes. Daniels is a second round pick with high pedigree thanks to his understanding and athleticism. Daniels could help the Bears open up their playbook, and take even more pressure off of Trubisky thanks to this.

On top of that, Anthony Miller has barely been involved, and Adam Shaheen has been on the IR. Miller missed Week Four after being mixed into the offense through the early portion of the season. He has a chance to be back in Week Six, and should only see his role grow as the season rolls on.

Adam Shaheen is out until Week Eight but has a chance to return once he is eligible. Everyone forgets that Shaheen may have a significant role in this offense. He should take over a lot of the blocking duties, which should highlight Trey Burton more. Shaheen is also a reliable pass catcher over the seams. His added presence midway through the season could once again open this playbook up.

The Chicago Bears got a start out of UDFA rookie Kevin Toliver and went well. Aaron Lynch has been a pleasant surprise. Kevin White is getting involved. Taylor Gabriel has run hot but has also run cold as he gets involved in the offense. The Chicago Bears have depth and can get added versatility on both sides of the football thanks to their depth. The explosion against Tampa Bay is not even the offense at what it can be.