Chicago Bears: 4 reasons why the Bears will make the playoffs in 2020

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No. 3 – Chicago Bears have an even better defense

This Bears defense can be even better than the 2018 defense. Maybe this defense will not create as many turnovers as the 2018 Bears did, but this defense does not have a weak spot in their starting lineup.

In 2019, the Bears defense was riddled with injuries with a variety of starters such as Akiem Hicks, Danny Trevathan, and Roquan Smith missing time. These guys all going down made the Bears defense more vulnerable, but the defense was still good. Granted, the offense did them no favors, but they still didn’t do great either.

Now, the Bears upgrade at outside linebacker by adding veteran outside linebacker Robert Quinn, who had 11.5 sacks last season, to play alongside Khalil Mack. That duo could be argued as the best in the NFL.

The Bears also upgraded from 2019 by replacing HaHa Clinton-Dix with Tashaun Gipson. This may not seem like a huge upgrade, but it helps the team greatly. The addition of Gipson allows Eddie Jackson to go back to where he is best: roaming as a free safety. Gipson can play box safety well and has done it before.

The Bears also added a variety of guys to compete for the starting cornerback position opposite of Kyle Fuller. After Prince Amukamara was cut, the Bears went out and signed Canadian Football League star Tre Roberson and former first-round pick Artie Burns.

They also already have Kevin Toliver who showed promise in the limited time he played. The Bears additionally selected Jaylon Johnson out of Utah in the second round, who had a first-round grade and many analysts were high on.

Overall, this defense looks scary. A healthy Mack, Hicks, Smith, and Trevathan to pair with the new additions and Jackson back in his natural position? That’s a top-three defense.