The Chicago Bears have been very aggressive this offseason and have turned a broken franchise into one with a clear direction. The work is far from done, but Bears’ General Manager Ryan Poles has done quite the job so far this offseason trying to fix his Bears’ squad.
The team saw a noticeable jump from Justin Fields in year two. He progressed a bit as a passer and took huge strides as a runner. Poles has made it clear that the Bears plan on moving forward with Fields as their guy, and based on his second season, that’s the right choice.
Their biggest move was trading out of the first overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft. In doing that with the Carolina Panthers, Chicago received DJ Moore, the ninth and 61st overall picks in 2023 and a 2024 first rounder and 2025 second rounder in the deal.
They now have a solid WR trio of DJ Moore, Chase Claypool, and Darnell Mooney. Not many teams can say they have a trio like that on their team.
Chicago also brought in talented guard Nate Davis from the Titans, and rebuilt the middle of their defense with Tremaine Edmunds and TJ Edwards, two excellent linebackers. Robert Tonyan was another free agent addition, and the former Packer should act as a security blanket for Justin Fields. Since losing David Montgomery, the Chicago Bears signed two linebackers in D’Onta Foreman and Travis Homer, giving Fields more options in the backfield.
With the major moves in free agency likely over, the Bears should turn their attention to the 2023 NFL Draft and their four picks inside the top 65. The team should look to take a couple of offensive linemen and maybe some more talent on the defensive side of the ball, as their offensive skill players make up quite the unit.
Don’t look now, but the Bears are coming.