Chicago Bears Season Preview

Cole Cleveland, Reporter

With new head coach Matt Eberflus and new general manager Ryan Poles are the Bears primed to finally push past mediocrity and become one of the league’s best teams of the next decade? The Chicago Bears are one of the most storied franchises in the NFL’s history. Despite being one the league’s original teams, the Bears have only been crowned champions one time in the Super Bowl Era back in 1966. In recent years, the Bears have been the kings of mediocrity, only making the playoffs twice in the past decade. 

The Bears finished the season 6-11 last year and fired both Head Coach Matt Nagy and GM Ryan Pace and opened the door to the Eberflus Era in Chicago. With second year quarterback Justin Fields in a more quarterback friendly system, he is set to have a great season; but with a weak offensive line and receiving core, Fields will have to be creative on offense this season. Fields does have third year receiver Darnell Mooney returning, who will replace Allen Robinson as the WR1. The Bears backfield star David Montgomery will have a tall order this season as he will need to take some pressure off of his quarterback.

The Bears defense however, is ready to show out and be one of the best in football, with LB Robert Quinn coming off of an All-Pro season and LB Roquan Smith returning after a career high season in tackles, the Bears Linebackers and Edge Rushers have the potential to be the best in the league. The defense also has two rookies in Cornerback Kyler Gordon, the second round pick out of Washington, and Jaquan Brisker, the hard-hitting Safety out of Penn State. Both players have been praised by the media for their potential as future stars for Chicago’s young defense.

The Bears are a young and up and coming team who are looking for some early success with their new staff and young talent. The future is bright for Chicago, and the fans are ready for their return to glory that they have longed for since the team’s last Super Bowl win in 1986. Only time will tell how the team performs.