The Bears have won 14 games combined over the past three seasons, which puts everyone's job on the hot seat. The coaching staff and front office may have bought themselves some time by selecting Mitch Trubisky with the second overall pick as their possible future franchise quarterback. However, the Bears' offense will need to step up dramatically for this team to succeed in 2017.


The Bears have one of the league's most interesting quarterback situations.

They brought in Mike Glennon on a three-year $45 million contract in free agency after he had spent the last few seasons as a backup in Tampa Bay.

Glennon expected to be the unquestioned starter in 2017, but the Bears traded up one spot in the draft to select North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky shortly after signing Glennon.

The Bears have been adamant that Glennon will begin the season as their starter as they bring Trubisky along slowly. But these QB situations rarely go as planned, which could mean Trubisky earns the starting job much earlier than expected.

Running Back

The Bears spent a fifth-round pick on Jordan Howard in the 2016 NFL Draft, and he had a breakout rookie season.

He won the starting job just three games into the year and never looked back. Jordan Howard's 1,313 rushing yards ranked second in the entire NFL behind fellow rookie Ezekiel Elliott.

Howard also contributed in the passing game, gaining nearly 300 yards receiving.

Tarik Cohen could also provide a spark as a change-of-pace back in his rookie season.


The wide receiver position is a major weakness on this offense, especially after Cameron Meredith's season-ending injury.

Kevin White has only been healthy for four games in his first two NFL seasons after Chicago spent their seventh overall pick on him in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Kendall Wright will likely be the number two wide receiver after he came over from Tennessee this offseason.

The Bears are hopeful that Victor Cruz will be able to add some production this season as a fellow free agent signing.

Zach Miller has been a solid contributor from the tight end position over the last two seasons in Chicago, and he could provide a safety blanket for each of the Bears' inexperienced QB's.

Offensive Line

The interior of Chicago's offensive line is fantastic.

Cody Whitehair played incredibly well as a rookie even though he was forced to play center, a position he had never played before, and Kyle Long and Josh Sitton make up one of the league's best offensive guard duos.

The tackle positions are more of a question mark. Neither Charles Leno nor Bobby Massie has played particularly well in their careers, but they are both relatively young and could develop into solid players.

The Bears will lean on Jordan Howard and the running game with major question marks at both QB and WR, but that could be a successful strategy with Howard's talent and a strong offensive line.