Two former Chicago Bears are within Pro Football Focus top-30 remaining free agents

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The Chicago Bears had a disappointing 2019 season, but that does not discount the talent that this team had on the roster.

The Chicago Bears have made a few upgrades during the offseason, but that does not mean they are without holes. In fact, I would argue they have more holes this offseason than the last. Watching this team fall short of the playoffs was disappointing to say the least. The team finished the 2019 season with a record of 8-8. However, it seems the team was not lacking serious talent.

Since free agency started, the Bears have seen many faces come and go. The team added Jimmy Graham, Robert Quinn and Germain Ifedi in free agency. The Bears also traded a fourth-round (compensatory) pick to the Jaguars in exchange for Nick Foles to compete with Mitchell Trubisky.

Due to cap casualties, the team had to cut both Prince Amukamara and Taylor Gabriel. The team was unable to re-sign Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Nick Kwiatkoski to extensions and therefore other teams were able to swoop in and steal them. The Bears have also seen the likes of Nick Williams and Kevin Pierre-Louis take their talents elsewhere.

It will be interesting to see how the team performs with the new players versus the ones who left. On paper, I think the team is better off today than they were before March. Adding Jimmy Graham instantly makes the tight end group better. Robert Quinn should be a big upgrade from a sack and pressure perspective over Leonard Floyd. Although I am not a big fan of Germain Ifedi, he is still better than Rashaad Coward. This does not even include the Foles versus Trubisky debate.