Chicago Bears: Way too early 2021 realistic offseason expectations

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Will the 2020 season play a major impact on the 2021 offseason?

First thing’s first, the Chicago Bears are a team with playoff aspirations and with a lot riding on this season. With that said, what can we as Bears fans realistically expect this coming offseason? Will Khalil Mack get traded? Will the Bears take a quarterback in the draft? Will Allen Robinson be extended? There are so many questions that will arise in the next offseason, and we will be in for one long ride.

Bears’ fans, like many others, tend to exaggerate takes and predictions on some occasions. That is fine, especially because it keeps us involved and hopeful. As great as it is to think the Bears are going to be contenders for the next few years, it might not be the most realistic take to how the next few years will go. My goal here is to have a realistic approach to next offseason, taking in team success and of course, the most likely decreased salary cap.

A lot is going to change this offseason. Will there be more opt-outs? How will draft prospects be scouted? Will teams have enough money to even sign big-name free agents? So many questions to think about, and with the Bears, some of the answers might not be so great. Still, the team seems poised to have a successful offseason, and there are a number of different directions to take the team.