The Chicago Bears are coming off of a rough 2019 season that saw them miss the playoffs. After being viewed as a Super Bowl contender prior to the season, Mitchell Trubisky and the offense were unable to live up to the hype.
Heading into the offseason, the Bears know that they need to make some moves in order to get back into contention. One position of need could be tight end. Trey Burton is a talented target, but his health concerns and lack of production when he was healthy is a concern.
Pro Football Focus seems to have the answer for Chicago at tight end. They have projected that the Bears will end up signing Colts’ impending free agent Eric Ebron to be their new tight end.
Ebron would be a great addition for the Bears. His numbers were down in 2019 for the Colts due to Jack Doyle returning to the field, but in 2018 he was an absolute monster. In 2018, Ebron caught 66 passes for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Those numbers show why the Bears would be wise to look into signing him. Ebron could be a great security blanket for Trubisky. Matt Nagy has always loved utilizing tight ends as well and that could unlock Ebron’s full potential.
Chicago’s defense doesn’t need a ton of work. They were still one of the better defenses in the game last season. However, the offense has to take a step forward in 2020 if they want any chance of competing in the NFC North with the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings.
All of that being said, keep an eye on Ebron as a target for the Bears. The match would make a lot of sense for both parties.