Free agency for all intents and purposes is over. The Chicago Bears may still make a couple moves in the next month or so. That’s common procedure, but the big ones are complete. Almost all primary focus has shifted to the upcoming NFL draft. Easily the most important that this regime has faced yet and maybe the most important in the past decade.
After finishing 3-13, there is no question the pressure is higher than ever to get this ship pointed in the right direction. That is what GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox promised. Admittedly they accepted a difficult job, inheriting the oldest team in the NFL two years ago. Since then they’ve rapidly turned over the roster, making it one of the youngest.
Unfortunately such actions can create growing pains. This new Bears team is trying to forge its own identity. The belief is this next draft will provide clarity on what that will be. It’s just a matter of figuring out who they may have targeted for the #3 pick. One way people can narrow that down? By looking closer at how the team operated in free agency.