Justin Fields showed the potential last season that justifies the Chicago Bears using a first round pick to select him. Now, the plan moves to building a better supporting cast around him.
Justin Fields failed to move the needle during his rookie season, but a change in offensive philosophy opened up the playbook and allowed him to show what he is capable of in his second year as QB of the Chicago Bears. His athleticism was put on full display and he held is own in more than a few close games. While it’s certainly a promising starting point, this offseason now becomes critical in building around him.
The first move was trading away the No. 1 overall pick to the Carolina Panthers, returning a solid haul of draft picks and new WR1 in DJ Moore. Moore was certainly the big fish and should help remedy a stagnant offense right away. The Chicago Bears then turned their sights on defense, agreeing to a massive 4-year deal with former Bills linebacker Tremaine Edmunds. Shortly after, they agreed to a 3-year deal with former Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards. Both figure to play a large role in stabilizing a unit that lost Raquon Smith via trade during the season.
While Ryan Poles also brought in guard Nate Davis, who likely starts right away, and running back D’Onta Foreman, the offense should remain the priority heading into the draft.