Ranking what the Chicago Bears need to be successful in 2024 and beyond

The Chicago Bears are not and never were ready to be truly competitive in 2023. However, what do they need to turn things around and sustain success in 2024 and beyond?

Chicago Bears, Marvin Harrison, Jr.
Chicago Bears, Marvin Harrison, Jr. / Ben Jackson/GettyImages
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3. Wide Receiver

For anyone who thought DJ Moore wasn't a WR1, I hope you understand just how ridiculous that seems now. He already has 1,123 and seven touchdowns. He's on pace for 1,272 yards and 8 touchdowns. Granted, I think he finds a way to get closer to 10. The problem is, the team doesn't have a strong second wide receiver. We all thought Darnell Mooney would become that player, or maybe Chase Claypool. However, neither lived up to those expectations.

The Chicago Bears need to find a second wide receiver to complement Moore. The best place to do this seeing they have two first-round picks is the 2024 NFL Draft. Luckily for the Bears, they have multiple options to consider. For me, Marvin Harrison, Jr. is the top prospect. He is by far the best player in this draft in my opinion -- even better than the quarterback prospects. What's good though, is if the Bears choose to wait and use their second first-round pick on the position, then Malik Nabers and Rome Odunze are great consolation prizes. Even Keon Coleman could be a first-rounder.

If the Chicago Bears are going to propel themselves into one of the best teams in the NFL, then finding a second WR will be important. Look at the Miami Dolphins (Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle), look at the Philadelphia Eagles (A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith), look at the Minnesota Vikings before they lost Kirk Cousins this year (Jaylon Johnson and Jordan Addison), etc. The Bears can do that by selecting one of the top WRs in the 2024 NFL Draft.