How each division rival made life easier on the Bears this offseason

Where did the Bears' NFC North rivals go wrong this offseason?
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Green Bay failed to add significant talent at cornerback

The Packers have one of the best corners in the game, when healthy, in Jaire Alexander. He's that type you hate to go up against but love having on your team; a real Joakim Noah type of personality, for the Chicago Bulls fans out there.

However, other than Alexander, the Packers don't have a sure thing on the opposite side. They are currently banking on 2021 first-round pick, Eric Stokes, to fill that second starting role. The problem with Stokes, though, is that he has only appeared in 12 games over the last two seasons (three in 2023 and nine in 2022).

As a rookie, Stokes was real good, coming up with 14 pass breakups and allowing an opposing passer rating of 71.3. But, injuries have hampered the last couple years of his career. Behind Stokes is 2022 seventh-round pick Carrington Valentine, who was average at best in 2023.

If you ask a Packer fan, they'll honestly tell you that cornerback is a worrisome area. Even Alexander only played in seven games last year, so there are plenty of things to be concerned about.

The Bears, meanwhile, will have an improved passing attack behind Caleb Williams and all of the weapons at his disposal.