Here are five needs that the Chicago Bears should address this offseason.
After a season where they went 12-4, winning the NFC North and earning a wildcard round bid, the Chicago Bears seemed to regress in 2019 despite preseason projections. Finishing the season at 8-8, Chicago fielded a top defense that, while struggling to sack the quarterback placed near the top of the league in points allowed per game (4th) and yard per game (324.1).
However, the offense did not boast the same fruitful results as the year prior. The Bears offense placed near the bottom of the league in points scored per game (29th) and in yards gained per game (29th).
Additionally, the Chicago Bears offensive line ranked towards the bottom of the league in terms of both run blocking and pass protection according to Football Outsiders.
With the offensive line being one of the bigger needs for the Chicago Bears going forward, including both offensive tackle and guard, they could also look at tight end in order to flesh out their passing attack. On the opposite side of the ball, the Chicago Bears could look at linebacker, safety, and edge to help boost their defense.
Unfortunately for the Chicago Bears, the Khalil Mack trade almost decimated their draft capital for the 2020 NFL Draft, leaving them without a first-round pick, and just seven picks overall. Furthermore, several large contracts have diminished their cap space, with just over $13 million dollars to spend on resigning players or bringing in free agents.
Without much room for error this offseason, here are the five areas the Chicago Bears need to address in 2020.