Five Chicago Bears Offseason Needs: Offensive line, WRs are musts

Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
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Chicago Bears Offseason Needs: Offensive line, wide receiver musts for Bears

The Chicago Bears are in a difficult position entering the 2022 offseason. The team is entering with a new regime after parting way with Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace. The new front office of Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus have their hands full and hopefully will have the time they need to correct the mess that has been the Chicago Bears the last couple of seasons.

The priority will be building around Justin Fields. The team invested in adding Fields last year and while that was a different group that made the moves, the new group will be tasked with making it work. That will include protecting Fields as well as getting weapons around him.

What will make this process even more difficult for Poles and Eberflus is the lack of assets from the move to get Fields. Luckily, the dent won’t go beyond this season, but it’s still going to take away the first and fourth round picks for the Bears this season. Those assets will be tough to lose during the 2022 NFL Draft, which has been credited with being a heavy offensive line and wide receiver class, two of the team’s biggest needs for this team.

So, with that being said, what are the needs of the Chicago Bears moving forward? What will Poles and Eberflus need to emphasis this offseason? The changes won’t happen overnight and won’t even all happen this offseason, but they need to start somewhere. This is going to be a multiple-season project, but Chicago needs to lay the foundation this offseason.

That foundation is going to begin with setting Fields up for success. Whatever the front office believes to be the biggest needs for him to succeed will be where the emphasis falls this offseason in starting the rebuild process. It won’t fix all the problems of the Bears, but it will at least get the franchise into a better spot next year at this time.