The Chicago Bears had a lot of work to do this offseason. And as general manager Ryan Poles has repeatedly said, it’s impossible to fix all of the roster’s problems in one free agency and NFL Draft cycle. But if the 2023 offseason indicates how quickly Poles can flip this team, it won’t be long before the Bears are back in Super Bowl contention.
The Bears have earned high marks across NFL media for their roster overhaul this year. In fact, CBS Sports rated Poles’ efforts as fourth-best in the league. He earned an ‘A.’
“Committing $90M+ to linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards was an odd use of resources considering they just dealt the superior Roquan Smith because of his price tag, but there’s no denying this team is much better across the board,” CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin wrote. “QB Justin Fields finally has a legit No. 1 WR in D.J. Moore thanks to their trade down from the No. 1 pick. OG Nate Davis should help up front. And both RB D’Onta Foreman and TE Robert Tonyan should be rugged red-zone options. Getting a potential Day 1 starting RT in rookie Darnell Wright is a plus as well.”