8. Risk it all to find a pass rush
Next offseason, the Bears are once again projected to have the most cap space in the league once free agency hits. Not only that, but they have two first-round picks, a second, a third, two fourths, and a fifth.
Whomever the general manager is next year (hopefully, it's not Poles) has a lot of assets to use. Now, we need to hope they use them in the right manner. We've already established that the Bears' offensive line is a poor excuse of a group altogether, and hasn't been well assembled by Poles.
Looking at the other side of the ball, the defensive line is another unit that's struggled. Chicago is dead last in most major pass rush categories since Eberflus took over, and it shouldn't come as a surprise. The Bears haven't gone out and spent big on defensive line. They haven't used big-time draft capital on a pass rusher.
Their most notable addition, up front, came just weeks before the season this year when they signed journeyman pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Now, that was a sound move; don't get me wrong. But, it's not enough when the group, as a whole, is maybe the weakest in all of football.
The Bears have to invest in the trenches before anything else next offseason, period. There are no excuses.