The Chicago Bears Set Themselves Up For Success

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The Chicago Bears Set Themselves Up For Success


The Chicago Bears Set Themselves Up For Success


After weeks of speculation, the Chicago Bears finally traded down away from the first overall pick and it came from an unlikely NFL, the Carolina Panthers. This move was bound to happen since the Bears still believe that Justin Fields is their guy, so it made no sense for them to hold onto the number one overall pick with this year’s NFL Draft being filled with many talented young quarterbacks like Bryce Young and CJ Stroud just to name a few. So with the draft order officially set and the Bears now placed to select eighth overall, here is why the Bears got better and why we can see a dramatic improvement out of Chicago this season.

To begin, they got DJ Moore from the Panther in this trade. It is safe to say that the Bears offense was not as efficient last season, especially throwing as they were dead last in the passing game. You can’t say it was all on Justin Fields as he was lacking a true number-one receiver to throw to. But with that trade, the Bears were able to secure a great wideout in DJ Moore which will for sure elevate this Bears offense. 

Now, this Bears team does have some other receivers in Chase Claypool and Darnell Mooney have lots of potential. But adding Moore to the mix can for sure make the Bears a whole lot better this season. Even though the Bears finished the season losing their last ten games, they were still mostly competitive in those games so don’t be surprised if the Bears this season surprise us this season, especially with the addition of DJ Moore.

Finally, the Bears still pick in the top 10 in the NFL Draft, eighth overall, so they can still get a top draft pick this season, a wide receiver in particular. This draft is full of offensive talent and that is exactly what the Bears are looking for. If they want to get better, there are receivers they can select from Quentin Johnston out of TCU, Jordan Addison out of USC, Jaxon Smith-Njiba from Ohio State, and more. Plus, Ryan Poles did not mess around once the new league year went underway when he improved their defense by adding linebackers Tremaine Edmunds on a four-year deal and TJ Edwards for three years after their defense was one of the worsts in the NFL a season ago. 

I’m not saying the Bears are going to be a Super Bowl contender by any stretch, but this trade worked in their favor. Not only were they able to stay in the top ten in the draft, but they also got a really good receiver in return. Plus, with Aaron Rodgers seeming to leave the Packers, it can be an opportunity for the Bears to make some noise in the NFC North. It’s exciting times for the Bears and I truly believe, this trade worked in their favor.       


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