Bears' latest odds prove they are ready to compete in 2024

The hype train has only begun!
Chicago Bears, Caleb Williams
Chicago Bears, Caleb Williams / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The past couple of NFL offseasons have featured many storylines, but maybe none has had a bigger ripple effect, league-wide, than the king's ransom given to the Chicago Bears for last year's no. 1 pick.

By now, many fans are familiar with what that trade turned into for both sides. The Panthers selected Bryce Young, meanwhile, the Bears ended up with four total picks and wide receiver D.J. Moore.

One of those picks morphed into this year's no. 1 overall selection, which of course ended up being quarterback Caleb Williams coming to Chicago. To go with Williams, though, general manager Ryan Poles has strung together a pair of phenomenal offseasons.

This offseason, alone, has seen the Bears start to receive a whole lot more hype after the Williams pick, along with other notable acquisitions.

Just how good of an offseason have the Bears had? Well, if you were to buy into the latest odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bears can bank on a whole lot more than just beating Tennessee in Week 1.



Bears to beat Titans Week 1

-218 (TEN +180)

Bears to win NFC

+1400 (6th-best odds)

Bears to win Super Bowl in 2025

+3000 (11th-best odds in NFL)

The Caleb Williams effect is real, but this Chicago Bears team is complete

Just for fun, it looks like Williams is projected to win his first NFL start, in Week 1, against the Tennessee Titans. But the more important information, here, is the idea that Chicago should wind up making the postseason and even has better odds than half the league in terms of winning the Super Bowl -- which would thrust the city into a state of euphoria it hasn't experienced since that beloved 1985 season.

Poles has been all-in on this team, though. It's not just Williams. He went out and acquired wide receivers Keenan Allen via trade and Rome Odunze via the draft, signed D'Andre Swift immediately as free agency started and, last year, invested big-time in that linebacker room by signing Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards.

Poles has built the secondary into one of the league's rising units. He's formed one of the best tight end duos in the league. And, to go with Swift, the Bears also have a pair of capable backs alongside him in Khalil Herbert and Roschon Johnson.

Both lines are coming together, as well, with the Bears having improved drastically across the offensive front five. Defensively, Montez Sweat made all the difference in the world -- speaking of moves Poles has made to go all-in.

The Bears are going to be a very good football team, and much sooner than the vast majority of folks may have thought just a few months ago.

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