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Heller’s Three Burning Questions 3.0: Chicago Bears

Three Burning Questions Chicago Bears
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With the 2021 NFL Draft over and the schedule officially being released, it’s time for my third annual 32 part series where the top three questions will be posed for each NFL team. Here are those three questions for the Chicago Bears.

Be sure to check out all of Heller’s Three Burning Questions.

Who is QB-1?

The Bears quarterback room became awfully crowded this offseason. Andy Dalton (“The Red Rifle”) signed with the Bears on a one-year, $10 million deal. That was a head-scratching move, with former Super Bowl Champion Nick Foles on the roster vying for the starting job. Four-year starter Mitch Trubisky, who’s fifth year option was declined last offseason, signed with the Buffalo Bills to back up Josh Allen.

The Bears did one better by drafting Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields with 11th-overall pick in the draft. It’s likely that the rookie will sit and learn from Dalton, at least to start the season.

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Can the Offense Score Points?

The biggest constant in Trubisky’s time in the Windy City was the inability to score points. Oftentimes, the defense would hold the opposing offenses to 13 points or less and the Bears would lose those games. As the signal-caller, Trubisky received much of the blame from the boo-birds. With talented receivers led by Allen Robinson and tight end Jimmy Graham, there seemed to be a play calling disconnect from the sideline. 

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Second year running back David Montgomery tallied 1,500 total yards (1,000 on the ground) and 10 touchdowns last season. Year three should see even bigger numbers.

Tarik Cohen, who was supposed to split carries with Montgomery, tore his ACL in Week 3 and ended up on injured reserve. He would miss the rest of the season. All indications are that he will be ready for the start of 2021. Just in case, the Bears added former Chiefs running back Damien Williams (who opted out in 2020) to their running back depth.

If the offense fails to score points this season, head coach Matt Nagy may be on the hottest seat in the NFL during his fourth year. This time without a signal-caller to be the scapegoat.

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Business as Usual?

One certainty in the NFL over the last decade at least, is the Chicago Bears’ defense would be among the top units in the league. With linebackers Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan and Robert Quinn behind a stout line and backed up by the secondary led by Eddie Jackson, they will be among the top defenses once again.


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Main Image Credit: Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune

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