Chicago Bears 5 Biggest Offseason Needs

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What are the Chicago Bears biggest needs heading into the 2020 offseason?

As the Chicago Bears enter the 2020 offseason they have a plethora of needs to address. Regressing from 12 to eight wins is not the step that this franchise wanted to take and they have to look in the mirror and address their issues.

What are their biggest needs heading into this offseason? To start, an honorable mention should be added for outside linebacker depth. A backup running back could be added, and the team will have to address inside linebacker in some regard. Those failed to make the cut, so what are the biggest needs

Chicago Bears, Bobby Massie
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Most Chicago Bears fans do not want to hear this but the team is going to bring back Bobby Massie and Charles Leno as their starters. They have too much-committed salary cap-wise to move on.

However, nobody can deny that Leno was worse in 2019 than he was in 2018. On top of that Massie missed six games last year. Despite adding Alex Bars and Rashaad Coward as UDFA options to replace Massie, Bars was not ready and Coward was playing at guard already.

It led to Cornelius Lucas playing over 500 snaps in 2019 after playing 900 combined snaps from 2013-2018. That is far too reliant on Cornelius Lucas.

With Bars and Coward potentially developing, a more sturdy veteran option at tackle may be needed in case Leno continues to struggle or health continues to be a concern for Massie.

The team could also look to draft a tackle with the hopes of developing him for one season and throwing him into the mix in 2021. Nonetheless, tackle will have to be addressed for a successful offseason.