Finally, this season, we're starting to see some improvement out of this Chicago Bears team. It still isn't what fans anticipated going into the 2023 season, but they're getting there.
The Bears are 4-4 in their last eight games, and .500 football is perfectly acceptable with the state of this roster.
Now, looking ahead to 2024, it will not be. There are surely to be many changes before next season, and to this point, we believe there are quite a few players who have played their way off this roster and will be part of said changes.
1. Larry Borom, OT
When the Bears drafted Larry Borom in the fifth round back in 2021, he became somewhat of a pleasant surprise, turning into a viable fill-in starter for a little while. But, now in Year 3, Borom is nothing more than a backup, and even as a backup, he has not performed well.
This season, Borom has played 225 pass blocking snaps. Out of those snaps, he has allowed a total of 25 pressures, six hits and three sacks. He's also been penalized five times. If you asked an outlet like Pro Football Focus, they'd tell you Borom ranks 78th out of 83 qualified at his position.
The Bears will need to continue adding help up front to protect the quarterback, and Borom should be shown the door. The Bears might even go offensive tackle in Round 1, with such a talented class at the top. That could put Braxton Jones as the top backup, and there wouldn't be much use keeping Borom, if they could find an upgrade at the fourth tackle spot. At that point, finding someone who could potentially play either guard or tackle would be a plus.