Jaquan Brisker taking out all the Chicago Bears receipts

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If there was any time to be investing stock into what the Chicago Bears are building, now would be the time.

Despite an offense that was inconsistent in the passing game with only one true playmaker at the wide receiver position, the Bears, with the help of their ascending defense, won seven games last season with the arrow seemingly trending up depending on what Ryan Poles accomplished this offseason.

While the Bears were not necessarily aggressive with the moves that they made in free agency, the addition of D'Andre Swift gives the team a much-needed playmaker at the running back position. Not to mention, the trade for Keenan Allen gives the Bears a wide receiver core that may be among the best in all of football.

The biggest change for the Bears will undoubtedly be at the quarterback position as the team will be selecting Caleb Williams with the first overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

For all the think pieces and takes that have surrounded Williams, the fact remains that being better than Justin Fields was in the Bears' offense is a pretty easy bar to clear for Williams, especially if he is the quarterback prospect that many believe him to be.

Williams' imminent arrival has many fans thinking that the Bears could be in line for a playoff appearance next season but hot-take artists such as Joy Taylor of FS1 may have other ideas.

Taylor was critical of the idea that the Bears could be a playoff team next season based on the fact that they are still in the same division as the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions.

""It's not about what I think Caleb Williams is capable of doing," Taylor said. "It's the fact that I can't seem to forget other teams are actually good, and that they are in the division, and they recently accomplished great things. I can't just dismiss what everyone else has been building to accommodate for one player that's going to a team that has no culture, that has no history of winning as of late, whose coach we do not know is a good head coach, to all of these new additions (who) are all on paper and have not played together.""

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Taylor also took aim at the culture that the Bears have under head coach Matt Eberflus and that is probably the main reason why safety Jaquan Brisker fired back on social media.

While there is no doubt that both the Packers and Lions were better teams than the Bears last season, let's not forget that the Packers were 9-8 last season and made the playoffs as a wild-card game.

So, no, if the Bears are going to be a playoff team next season, they likely will not have to win four more games than they did last season. It's likely that only a two-game improvement would be enough to get them in the playoffs. In a scenario where Williams steps in and has success right away, a two-game improvement would not be a farfetched idea.