The Chicago Bears have added competition under center
We do not need to speak about who is going to be the starter come the first week of the season. The thing is, the quarterback room as a whole is stronger now that the Bears added Nick Foles. If Mitchell Trubisky starts, Foles is a serious upgrade over Chase Daniel as the backup. He is an actual competition that will push Trubisky to be better no matter what happens.
If Foles wins the starting spot, then Trubisky will be that same serious upgrade over Daniel. When it comes to Trubisky and Foles, both have shown inconsistencies in their careers. Foles has seen some serious success over the years. He has a Super Bowl ring and a Super Bowl MVP award.
Trubisky has one good season sandwiched by some not so great seasons. Even still, he holds the highest career quarterback rating in Bears history. Could he turn a corner this offseason? Honestly, I hope he does. Nothing against Foles, but I want to see Trubisky succeed. I believe a young, second-overall pick coming into his own is exactly what this franchise needs. Either way, the team is better overall with Trubisky and Foles opposed to Trubisky and Daniel. Again, this is an upgrade.
Now, the thing is, other positions “could” be upgrades. The thing is we just do not know. Jaylon Johnson could easily be better than Prince Amukamara. That said, he might not be and we should not have too high of expectations of the rookie. Adding Tashaun Gipson could be an upgrade too mostly because he looks to be a better fit than Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was next to Eddie Jackson.
This whole premise of the Chicago Bears being a 5-11 or 6-10 team makes little sense to me. The team has only gotten better, not worse. I cannot wait for the team to prove the doubters wrong this season. This is a tough NFC North division and .500 is the floor I see for the Bears. The ceiling could be another 12-4 season. Will depend on how the offense performs, injuries and sometimes just based on how the ball bounces.