The Chicago Bears have a lot of issues to address this offseason
The Chicago Bears started off the season looking extremely sharp as they were 5-1 with an impressive win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At one point, they were the top team in all of the NFC. Just a couple of months later, and the Bears now sit at 7-7 fighting for a playoff spot hoping the Arizona Cardinals lose at least one game.
How did they get here? Basically, the Bears have many short-term and long-term issues that got exposed due to teams figuring them out. Some of those issues stem from the front office while other issues stem from a coaching and personnel standpoint. Overall, it is clear their record dictates how good they are right now.
On the bright side, they are still somehow one game out of the playoffs. Their offense looks better than it ever has before. On the other hand, their defense looks leaky and below the high expectations set for them. To start the year, the roles were reversed, but against the Green Bay Packers, that’s when the defense started to get exposed.
In this mock offseason article, I basically will be taking over as the owners of the Chicago Bears. I make every decision with what the Bears will do and how I think I can fix these issues, both short-term, and long-term. My goal as the owners is to retool to make a run as soon as next season, while also developing for the future as well. With the right pieces and choices, this is all possible.