Ryan Poles

Ranking the Chicago Bears’ biggest needs after first wave of free agency

The Chicago Bears got off to a fast start in 2023 free agency, adding several players expected to make a big impact next season, beginning with the decision to trade the No. 1 overall pick to the Carolina Panthers for wide receiver D.J. Moore and extending to the free-agent signings of linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and TJ Edwards, defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker, guard Nate Davis, running back Travis Homer and quarterback PJ Walker.

General manager Ryan Poles has been selective and decisive with his early spending, but there’s still work to be done. He admitted as much in his press conference Thursday. Poles acknowledged that not every hole could be filled during free agency’s first few days. The second wave of veteran signings will help fix some needs, as will the 2023 NFL Draft.

Here are the top remaining need areas on the Chicago Bears roster after the first wave of free-agent signings.

Related News

Chicago Bears

Defensive line dubbed Bears’ biggest remaining need in free agency

Bijan Robinson

Bijan Robinson to the Bears? This NFL.com mock draft thinks it’s possible

Chicago Bears free agency

Charles Davis Mock Draft: NFL Network analyst sends Bears answer at 3-tech

Tyree Wilson

2023 NFL Draft: Is Tyree Wilson still an option for Bears at No. 9?