If you’re looking for a team that could come out of nowhere to compete THIS season for the Super Bowl, then look no further than the Chicago Bears. The Bears have the formula for a sleep team in 2018 if I’ve ever seen one. Am I saying they are a lock to win the Super Bowl? No. What I’m saying is this is a team with a garbage record last year that nobody outside of Chicago expects to compete and compete they will.
I am historically a pessimistic Bears fan and with good reason, you need a Quarterback to win in the NFL and the Bears have only been teased by great quarterback play. The Bears made a Superbowl with Rex Grossman and a Conference Championship with Jay Cutler, but c’mon man, that ain’t gonna do it. The Bears historically like to confound the situation by not hiring offensive-minded coaches, see Lovie Smith and John Fox.
What is different this year is that Chicago has a talented young QB in Mitch Trubisky and an offensive-minded head coach Matt Nagy. They also added Harry Heistand the best offensive line coach in all of college football to protect their developing QB. Trubisky had a very pedestrian rookie season but Bears had no weapons outside of Tarik Cohen for him to pass too. The skill positions in Chicago were historically bad outside of RB in 2017. In 2018 they will be vastly improved, the Bears made several savvy signings and drafted a potential stud WR in Anthony Miller from University of Memphis.
New Weapons for Trubisky:
Allen Robinson signed from Jax.
Trey Burton signed from Philly.
Taylor Gabriel signed from Atlanta.
Anthony Miller drafted 51st overall.
As the Offense develops the Defense will try to build on last season’s success. The Bears may have had a terrible record last season but they did not have a terrible defense, they just couldn’t score. The Bears may have fired head coach John Fox but they retained Vic Fangio to continue to coordinate the Defense. They then spent the #8 pick in the draft on one of the best college football players I saw last season in Roquan Smith. Smith could have an immediate impact on an already good defense. If he can be the next-gen superstar linebacker that Chicago Football is built on, then an already good defense can become something great. Questions about the consistency of the pass rush remain, and a very good secondary are not very deep, but this is still a solid unit. The kind of unit that can help win a Super Bowl if the Offense can hold up its end of the bargain.
My last and most important piece of evidence is the Mitch Trubisky Tarot Reading that I did before last season, in which the cards foretold that Mitch has Star potential as long as he can ignore the outside media. That’s just fate, and you don’t fuck with fate dude.