4 bold predictions for the Bears' 2024 offseason

Another huge offseason is underway in Chicago.

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Stop me if you've heard this before, but it's a big offseason for the Chicago Bears. For the second year in a row, GM Ryan Poles has the first overall pick in the draft, and after a season that saw the Bears climb back into relevancy, there's now indisputable pressure to make the proverbial leap next year. So far, the Bears have done some smart things – considering how many of the top offensive coordinators surprised people by not leaving for head coaching gigs, getting Seattle's Shane Waldron to make a lateral job change looks even better. New defensive coordinator Eric Washington comes highly billed from Buffalo, and they even managed to hire Thomas Brown – who interviewed for the Bears' OC gig – to a different position. But coordinator hires only go so far, and there are still plenty of moves to be made this offseason. Here are four of the boldest they could try.