3 main questions left unanswerd after Chicago Bears mandatory minicamp

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Have the Chicago Bears given Justin Fields enough talent to succeed in 2022?

The unanswered question about the offensive line is an important one. However, another question that might be just as equal and somewhat includes the offensive line is if the Chicago Bears have done enough to surround Justin Fields with talent. When we look at the team on paper, the wide receiver group has questions, the offensive line has questions, and are we sure Cole Kmet is enough at tight end? The team is looking to count on plenty of their rookies too.

With this question, we won’t have the answer until the regular season starts. We may get a better idea during the preseason, but Matt Eberflus isn’t even confident that the starters will play. That is a decision he and the rest of the staff are still considering. Personally, I think the starters will need some game-speed practice that the preseason offers. That said, I wouldn’t play them too much — maybe a half total between all three games.

When I look at the offense, I just keep saying there is no way it can be any worse than what we saw last year. In 2021, the offense only averaged 18.3 points per game. That was the sixth-worst in the NFL. There is only room for improvement. Honestly, I think that people are going to be pleasantly surprised by how this group plays together despite not having established stars. This team isn’t winning a Super Bowl in 2022, but they should be competitive.