Complete Chicago Bears Mock Offseason 2022: Free Agency and NFL Draft
By Ryan Olson
The 2021 season is in the past, and the start of the 2022-23 season is right around the corner. Chicago Bears fans are once again filled with hope as the regime of Matt Eberflus and Ryan Poles look to turn around the franchise after a more than a disappointing end to the Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy era.
The Bears don’t appear to be Super Bowl contenders in 2022 unless something magical happens, but the Bears do at least have a chance to make the playoffs or even take the division. Between Aaron Rodgers’ future in doubt and the NFC North being weak overall, I think the Bears could turn this ship around pretty quick if the right moves are made.
The Chicago Bears should make these moves in free agency and the NFL Draft
This will be a mock offseason based on what I would do if I were the GM, but also taking into consideration the philosophies of Eberflus and Poles. I will also be trying to make this somewhat realistic.
I have taken the liberty to complete a full 2022 mock offseason, containing cuts/trades, free agency, and the NFL draft. This mock draft has been completed on On Tap Sports Net, a fantastic program made by Quinten Kryzsko. Just note, that when he created this, the Chicago Bears had not signed their practice squad players to futures contracts. The team currently has just under $30 million in salary cap space to start, not the $40 million that Quinten Kryzsko is showing.
The Mock Draft segment of this article was done on The Draft Network, a great tool to do mock drafts if you want to play around with it yourself.