Chicago Bears: Offseason blueprint to guarantee a Super Bowl
Draft intelligently in the 2021 NFL Draft and beyond
If you have not noticed a theme yet, the Chicago Bears must focus on offensive linemen. This has to happen going forward not only in the 2021 NFL Draft, but all future drafts too. Until you have an anchor at both left and right tackle for multiple years, keep looking to build up the offensive line until you find the right players.
This draft is fairly deep at two key positions of need for the Chicago Bears. The team needs to find a new quarterback and the team needs to add big men upfront. Within the first two rounds, I want the Chicago Bears to come away with a new quarterback (Zach Wilson, Kyle Trask, Trey Lance, or Mac Jones are all likely options). To lock up one of the better quarterbacks, the team will need to probably draft one in the first round. This means the second round has to be the best tackle left.
If the team is able to secure a left tackle (or a right), then whoever they sign as a free agent would replace the opposite side. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a rookie, but it just needs to be done. Now, in 2022, the team needs to use a first or second-round pick on another offensive tackle. Eventually, the hope is to find two bookend linemen to help this offense become great. Depending on how the quarterback does from 2021, the team should invest another high pick on quarterback again.
The theme here is to draft intelligently. Take the best players available, but continue to look at these positions until you find the right ones. With Nick Foles still on the team as a bridge quarterback, this offense can hopefully be average next season with an improved line. If Foles falters, put in the rookie and see what happens. Finally, the team must then look for playmaking offensive weapons at the receiver position and continue drafting running backs on Day 2.
The point here is to set this team up for sustained success and not hit or miss each year. This is the blueprint needed to put this team in contention for the playoffs every year and even the Super Bowl. The mindset of a dominant defense and hope the offense works cannot remain, I don’t care how historic the Monsters of the Midway are throughout NFL history. There is nothing stopping this franchise from creating a Monsters of the Midway on offense except themselves.