While the Chicago Bears have come a long way in improving their roster, the team is far from a finished product. After all, going from the team with the worst record in football to a perennial contender isn’t an overnight process.
The Bears made some big splashes early on in free agency. Most notably, signing Tremaine Edmunds to a four-year, $72 million contract. Chicago also made some nice value signings to supplement the Edmunds deal, including T.J. Edwards, DeMarcus Walker, and Nate Davis.
Ryan Poles has continued to be patient though and for the most part, has prioritized affordability over talent. As a result, the Chicago Bears are set to have the most cap space in the league yet again when free agency opens up in 2024.
These four positions are easily the weakest groups of the Chicago Bears
As a fan, it’s easy to understand what Poles is doing. Instead of trying to force the issue, he is waiting for the right players to become available that both fit the scheme and come with reasonable price tags.
While this process is commendable, especially considering how former general manager Ryan Pace’s impatience at times hindered the franchise, there is a downside to this. It’s easy to kick the can down the road another year, but players aren’t getting any cheaper. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, with the NFL’s cap increasing every year.
The future of the Chicago Bears is still very much in the air, but what the team’s current roster consists of isn’t subject to as much debate. Here are the Bears' weakest positions.