Chicago Bears: 10 random thoughts heading into Week 7 vs the Bucs

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The Chicago Bears have a fantastic young nucleus to build around

Too many people seem concerned about the Chicago Bears having such an older team. The thing is, we need to stop being concerned with this situation. The Bears have so many young players to build around for the future.

The key here is obviously Justin Fields. Next season, Darnell Mooney is the only wide receiver who will be under contract and he is another great piece to pair with Fields. These two are already showing how dynamic they can be as Mooney leads the team in receiving yards.

There seems to be this weird thing going around social media about how Cole Kmet is a bust. Some are comparing him to Adam Shaheen. This is ridiculously absurd. Kmet has not become a dynamic pass-catcher but has shown enough in the passing game while doing a very good job blocking to already surpass the likes of Shaheen.

Kmet is not going to be the next Travis Kelce (let’s face it, not many tight ends ever will be), but he has the potential to be a top-10 tight end in the league consistently.

Teven Jenkins and Larry Borom could be solid players. It is way too early to tell on that one and the offensive line needs to be a concern for Ryan Pace or a new general manager should Pace be let go. James Daniels is another young player who has proven to be serviceable. Many forget he is only 24 years old. David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert look to make a dynamic duo at running back too.

On the defensive side of the ball, Jaylon Johnson is proving to be a fantastic selection at corner. He does not have the big interceptions numbers that many covet, but he has been a shutdown corner in almost every game. He even did a solid job against Davante Adams minus a catch here and there.

Trevis Gipson is showing he has the potential to take over the EDGE. The team will need to make this position an emphasis in the draft going forward though. Safety is another position that will need to be a focus going forward as Eddie Jackson is struggling now and he is also not very young.

Khyiris Tonga looks to be the real deal and how awesome would that be for a seventh-round pick? Kindle Vildor has been promising this year as well. As you can see, this team has plenty to build around, but again, Justin Fields will be the key.