Chicago Bears must build the roster this way to be a winner

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 22: Pernell McPhee
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How the Chicago Bears should attack the offseason

If the Chicago Bears attack this NFL offseason correctly, they could make the switch. While Anthony Miller and Javon Wims should not be retained, they excel in a cost-efficient area — run blocking. The Chicago Bears could also draft Rashad Bateman or use Riley Ridley, who is also an outstanding run blocker.

The addition of a right tackle would be excellent but believe it or not, upgrading the center position would be a better focus. Sam Mustipher played well last season, but if you want to build a stout run blocking combination, I would upgrade the center position by adding more of a mauler and use Cody Whitehair and James Daniels in space at guard.

Besides, it’s not like Sam Mustipher is going anywhere. The Chicago Bears still have him under contract next season, and he’s an exclusive rights free agent in 2023. If anything, the Chicago Bears found a potential starter but a sure backup in Mustipher.

The quarterback position will still need to be addressed, but it would not need to be addressed early like in my mock draft. The quarterback position would need to be about who can limit turnovers and make the correct reads in RPO (run, pass, option) situations.

I am still not high on Jamie Newman, but Kellen Mond, Sam Ehlinger, or Shane Buechele would work. Heck, even pairing David Montgomery back with former teammate Brock Purdy or another cold-weather quarterback Ian Book could work.

Most don’t like these quarterbacks, and they have all the reasons in the world not to like them. However, if you build your offense around this running scheme, you wouldn’t be chucking the ball over 30 times a game.

Instead, think of Ryan Tannehill, who tossed 33 touchdowns, seven interceptions, threw for 3,800 passing yards and won 11 games. Tannehill only threw the ball over 30 times in four games last season. I know what you are thinking…Derrick Henry. I know, I know. But look at what happens when your run game is about one player? The Chicago Bears have two running backs with very different skill sets.