Chicago Bears Training Camp: 5 decisions that must be made at camp

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Chicago Bears training camp kicks off at the end of July. Their first open practice is on July 29, 2021, and you have less than two days left to request free tickets to one of the 14 training camp days open to the public. This offseason is going to be as close to normal as we can expect to see after what took place in 2020. COVID-19 threatened to put a stop to the 2020 NFL season altogether, but luckily with specific protocols in place, the league was able to push through.

Now, with vaccinations on the rise, the NFL has been able to loosen protocols even more. The team was able to have rookie minicamp and mandatory OTAs. Although, COVID limited Matt Nagy’s ability to coach part of rookie minicamp as he had to view practice from an iPad due to being in close contact with someone who tested positive. Even that was better than nothing for coaches and the players though.

The current roster looks very different than last year for one main reason — the quarterback room. With Mitch Trubisky and Tyler Bray both gone, the Bears quarterback room now has Andy Dalton and rookie quarterback Justin Fields paired with Nick Foles. This change alone shakes things up drastically this year.

One thing that training camp will not answer is the Allen Robinson situation. Robinson will need to have a contract extension by tomorrow or he will play the 2021 NFL season on the franchise tag. All reports are saying that the two sides will not come to an agreement on a new deal.

We will have to wait and see how this plays out, but it does not look hopeful that Allen Robinson will be in a Bears uniform next year. That said, Chicago Bears training camp is where Matt Nagy will look to answer other looming questions and make final decisions.