As a Chicago native and a Bears fan, it’s safe to say that the Monsters of Midway are rebuilding. They started rebuilding by drafting Mitchell Trubisky number two overall in the draft. Everyone was definitely blindsided by that pick because most football fans thought they were drafting an O-Lineman. There offensive line has suffered the last 3 years and has not improved this offseason either. The 2017-2018 Chicago Bears will be an interesting team to watch this year, due to the fact that you sign a QB to a 3 year 45 million contract and then draft a QB, doesn’t seem to add up. The Bears last year were 3-13, riddled with injuries on defense and offense including a QB carrousel that wouldn’t end. Watching all 16 games last season was dreadful, but I saw hope in all 3 phases. The defense this year will be healthy, stronger and young. However McPhee is starting the season on the PUP list, watching the defense last year you could tell thesw guys were playing hard from the start till the end but gave up so much in the run game. These young DB’s have so much potential and I see a bright future in all of them. My defensive player to watch this year is Leonard Floyd, he had 7 sacks, 10 assists, and 33 combined tackles in 12 games before he went down with an injury but watch him get 10+ sacks and tackle a lot of more people. As for the offensive side of the ball, turnovers were a major issue last year and throwing the ball where it shouldn’t be thrown. Brian Hoyer had a phenomenal stretch of games with no interceptions until injury shut him down for the year. Then the O-Line was nothing better, gave up 28 sacks and turned over the ball 19 times (Int). My offensive player to watch this year will be Kevin White, I know he hasn’t played a full season and has just been riddled with injuries but I see major potential in him. He will find the speed, endurance and strength to be a top receiver. If he can get 10 touchdown catches 500 receiving yards, I will be very impressed. As for the overall record for the Bears, I’m going with 6-10 this year, 3 more wins than last year but more then likely they will exceed 6 wins because a lot of games they were up but just gave up in the end. Can’t wait for the season this year.
Written by: Alex Lorek