The Chicago Bears addressed major positions of concern by creating camp battles at those important positions. Here are some battles and predictions.
After a disappointing 2019 season, Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace knew he needed to create competition at every major position that they struggled in. He made some dire acquisitions to bring in free agents and draft picks that could compete for starting jobs on day one.
Now, these acquisitions and some familiar faces have to compete to win the starting job at their respective positions. Some of these battles could make or break the season for the Bears looking to rebound back to their 2018 form.
Training camp is scheduled to start up per usual on July 28th even though COVID is still running rampant. Nonetheless, the show must go on.
There are some glaringly obvious camp battles that need to be figured out and I myself have written about before. The most obvious one is the battle between Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky. I won’t cover that since it’s just an obvious one that has been covered so much.
The other two obvious ones I’m not going to cover are right guard and tight end. Both of these positions were major needs after 2019 and I have covered both of those in an article myself, so I’m going to cover other positions that are wide open as well.
I’m also only going to cover battles for starting jobs. There are a bunch of minor battles as well such as the last wide receiver spot and the last running back spot. This will just be for starters.