Chicago Bears: Looking ahead to preseason game vs. Broncos

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Following the Chicago Bears’ second preseason game, we take a look ahead at what to expect in their third exhibition matchup with the Denver Broncos.

In the first two games this preseason, the Chicago Bears haven’t shown us a whole lot we can run with, specifically in terms of their starters on both sides of the ball. Against the Baltimore Ravens in this year’s Hall of Fame Game, the Bears didn’t throw their first-team guys out there and instead went with mostly backups and third or fourth string players.

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In their second game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Bears saw their starting quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, play in only eight total snaps. Once again, Matt Nagy was incredibly conservative in the amount of playing time he gave his starters — and rightfully so.

Next Saturday, the Bears will travel to the Mile High City and square off with the Denver Broncos. While not as many moves were made, the Broncos certainly made some major changes this offseason.

The Bears will see a familiar face in quarterback Case Keenum, who came over from the Minnesota Vikings. Denver finally has an answer at their quarterback position in Keenum. Additionally, the Broncos saw starting cornerback Aqib Talib get shipped off to the Los Angeles Rams.

Denver also added a running back in the draft in Royce Freeman, who could wind up as the starter. Freeman joins fellow rookie wideouts Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton as the new, young faces on offense.

This third preseason game should see the Bears open things up a bit more on both sides of the ball. We will likely see more action from guys who haven’t seen the field much, if at all thus far. Let’s look ahead at some things we should expect to see next Saturday.