The NFL Season is ready to go this weekend. While a lot of attention was focused a couple of months ago on protests, kneeling during the National Anthem, and Collin Kapernick, this Sunday it’s time to see pro football once again. Let’s just focus on our beloved Chicago Bears. The Bears have made some roster changes and seem to have done well in their draft. Carlos Nazario from Fansided has listed several reasons why he feels the Bears will make the playoffs. Here’s his article from Fansided making 5 Bold Predictions.
Carlos has listed 3 areas that have improved for the Bears this season:
Tight Ends: Chicago Bears tight ends make a big improvement: Gone are free agent bust Trey Burton and draft pick Adam Shaheen, The Bears selected Cole Kmet out of Notre Dame with the 43rd overall pick. The coaches feel that Kmet is a future star in the making. The Bears also signed free agent Jimmy Graham to solidify what’s been a position of weakness for the Bears recently.
Pass Rush: The Bears’ front office wanted to get back to the high-pressure defense. General manager Ryan Pace gave up on Leonard Floyd and waived him. In his place, he signed former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn. The addition of Quinn and a healthy Akiem Hicks back on the field bodes well for superstar pass rusher Khalil Mack.
Rookies: This year’s crop of draft picks could be Pace’s best. Kmet, Jaylon Johnson, Darnell Mooney, and Trevis Gipson could all contribute a bit in 2020. Kmet, Johnson, and Mooney could contribute a lot.
Let’s also not forget if Mitch fails, they will not hesitate to go to free agent veteran Nick Foles. It doesn’t seem like it’s here, but it is. The Bears open the season with a noon kickoff this Sunday September 13th in Detroit against the Lions.