Ryan Pace is going to turn the Chicago Bears into a winner in 2018

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Looking Ahead to 2018

In summary, Pace has brought in quite a bit of talent onto this team. The defense is legit, as they have an awesome front seven. This includes McPhee, Floyd, Hicks, Bullard, Unrein, Christian Jones, Kwiatkoski, Trevathan and Goldman.

Pace has brought in undrafted players like Bryce Callahan, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Cam Meredith, Roy Robertson-Harris, John Timu and Daniel Brown. All of these players have shown that they can be productive players in the NFL, while Meredith and Callahan have shown the ability to become starters.

The secondary is on the rise. The safety duo of Amos and Jackson are tremendous, while the cornerbacks have been solid. It remains to be seen if Fuller and Amukamara will return next season, but a case can be made for both.

On offense, a good offensive line is there. However, I’d like to see a replacement for Massie at right tackle.

Pace has brought in two play-making running backs, who are key pieces of the offense moving forward.

The options at wide receiver are not good and that area needs an overhaul. The trade for Dontrelle Inman for a conditional 7th round pick was brilliant. Inman isn’t a number one receiver, but I think he can be a really good number four type.

So, going into this off-season, the Bears could have anywhere from $60-80 million in cap space, depending on a few potential roster cuts. So, with that money and the Chicago Bears finally at the end of their rebuild, I fully expect two to three new receivers, a receiving tight end, right tackle, outside linebacker and a new cornerback. With free-agency and the draft, that is very feasible.

I fully expect the bargain shopping Pace has been doing to come to an end. I can’t really blame him for doing it, either. Why would he want to sign a bunch of players to big contracts with large amounts of guaranteed money during years in which the team was still rebuilding? Also, this team has been needing to build through the draft, which is finally happening. Gone are the days of Emery giving guys like Jared Allen a big contract.

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I understand a lot of these fans that want Pace fired are restless. It’s been four years since the Chicago Bears were relevant. These things take time. With a new head coach and more talent added to the team, this is a playoff team in 2018. Ryan Pace is a good general manager, and he fully deserves to see this thing through.