Chicago Bears: 5 Things to Help Mitchell Trubisky Improve in 2020

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Improvement on the Offensive Line

Already not playing at 100 percent, Kyle Long’s body finally succumbed to injuries and forced him to not only sit out 12 games in 2019, but it also forced him to retire. As a result, the Bears had to plug Rashaad Coward in at right guard. In addition, Cody Whitehair and James Daniels flip-flopped at left guard and center throughout the season.

As mentioned earlier, the Bears’ ground attack ranked 27th in the league. This was due to a lack of commitment to the run, but more importantly to the poor run blocking from the o-line. Coward did his best stepping in for Long, but didn’t prove worthy of being a starter in 2020. As for Whitehair and Daniels, the offensive front will never have true chemistry if the two keep playing musical chairs.

An upgrade from Coward can possibly be found in free agency. Graham Glasgow and Joe Thuney are prime candidates for that. Then there is also the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. With Castillo as the new offensive line coach, we’ll have to see how he puts his spin on improving the offensive line. As long as the offensive front is solid enough to open lanes for Montgomery and produce a running game that can complement the aerial attack, Trubisky shouldn’t disappoint this coming season.