Bleacher Report highlights the flaw of the Chicago Bears roster

The Bears still have time add an answer to this question mark.
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There is no question that as the Chicago Bears prepare for the starting of training camp next month, the team is entering the 2024 season as one of the most improved teams in the NFL this offseason.

The biggest improvements that the Bears made this offseason were on offense, with the changing of the guard at the quarterback position, which was the move that ignited a new approach for the team's front office. Rookie quarterback Caleb Williams was at the center of every decision that the Bears have made this offseason. Veterans D'Andre Swift and Keenan Allen should provide a major boost to an offense that struggled to score last season while Rome Odunze could be a compliment to Williams that keeps the offense churning for years to come.

What has been slightly concerning is the lack of attention that the Bears paid to the defensive side of the ball. Sure, there are reasons to believe in the Bears' defense and the lofty expectations that they have set for the 2024 season.

The concern that may prevent the Bears' defensive unit from becoming a top-five unit in the NFL next season is the lack of a pass rush. Montez Sweat is getting paid as if he is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL and he proved that since coming over to the Bears at the NFL Trade Deadline last season. Where the Bears may have errored is the fact that they did not add another pass rusher to take some pressure off Sweat.

That was the question mark of the Bears' roster that Bleacher Report had.

"This has been a busy offseason for the Bears as GM Ryan Poles has done a good job of rebuilding the roster to make a playoff push this fall. However, the team could use another pass-rusher on the other side of Montez Sweat to help round out the defense."

Matt Holder, Bleacher Report

There is still time for the Bears to address that need. All signs continue to point to Yannick Ngakoue making his return to the Bears on an incentive-laden, one-year deal. Ngakoue is fully recovered from the season-ending ankle injury that ended his first year with the Bears in December. Ngakoue had four sacks with the Bears last season but was beginning to become a factor on the defensive line after the addition of Sweat. Adding someone like Ngakoue would solidify the Bears' pass rush while also allowing DeMarcus Walker to serve in the hybrid role that he was successful in last season.