Alright, I’ll admit it. I was excited last year about the Mike Glennon signing. I thought after seeing his early work in Tampa and him having multiple years with talented offensive staff working on him as the backup to Jameis Winston that he could excel given the opportunity to start for an upcoming NFL team like the Bears.
We all make bad choices.
Welcome to the Future
The Bears have decided their days of bad choices are over. In just the first day of free agency, the Bears have brought in Allen Robinson to be the number one receiver that the team needs and Taylor Gabriel to play the speedy, slot receiver to keep the offense faster and more unique than any team the Bears have put out in recent years.
As I previously noted in my piece about Tarik Cohen, the backfield combination of Cohen and Jordan Howard looks to be fantastic for the rushing potential as well. Trubisky’s ceiling can finally be reached with some new receivers to create separation and make the contested catches that Kendall Wright and Dontrelle Inman sadly could not bring in last season.
It seems Matt Nagy has his offense coming to play in this upcoming season. A personal hope of mine would have the Bears finding themselves in a trade up for Quenton Nelson to fill the void left by Josh Sitton’s departure or grabbing a cornerback like UCF’s Mike Hughes or Ohio State’s Denzel Ward. This would push the Bear’s into a new level of play making. Finding a late round pass rusher would be helpful but in the perfect scenario, a player like Tremaine Edmunds or Bradley Chubb would make the front seven more aggressive and stronger than ever before. With only one first round pick, the Bears obviously don’t have the power a team like the Browns do with their two high draft picks.
Regardless of the draft, the Bears have made the first steps with a successful first day of free agency and, with a strong draft this season, prepare for the Bears to be playoff contenders.