The 2018 season is upon us, and the Chicago Bears look like a brand new team. Let’s take a look at the Bears biggest strengths and weaknesses so far two weeks into the season.
General manager Ryan Pace made significant moves for the Chicago Bears entering 2018 and finished with an overall successful offseason to put the Bears in a position to compete for a playoff spot.
Pace put a massive stamp with a blockbuster trade for star edge rusher Khalil Mack from the Oakland Raiders. Additionally, first-round selection Roquan Smith adds a tackling machine to the center of an eighth-ranked defense from a year ago. Pace brought in an offensive-minded head coach in Matt Nagy and surrounded franchise quarterback Mitchell Trubisky with a myriad of pass catchers.
Although Chicago’s rebuild took a massive leap, questions still loom along the roster. Both the offensive and defensive fronts seem incomplete and lack depth. A young, unproven quarterback leads a group of young, unproven playmakers – excluding wide receiver Allen Robinson, who missed the entire 2017 season with a torn ACL, but looked solid enough in Chicago’s Monday Night Football win over the Seattle Seahawks.
While questions still loom, and the team is off to a 1-1 start, there’s plenty of excitement surrounding the 2018 Bears. There are shallow holes along the roster, but filling them is manageable.
Let’s take a closer look at the team’s biggest strengths and weaknesses.
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