Chicago Bears: 5 biggest impacts of Khalil Mack deal

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Less pressure on Trubisky

A tangential, and perhaps not so obvious benefit to the Mack deal is the impact he will have on Trubisky. To reiterate, this move tells you everything you need to know about how Ryan Pace feels about Trubisky. He would not make such an aggressive “win now” move if he didn’t firmly believe Mitch was going to take that next step (beginning this season) in becoming a franchise quarterback.

However, the great thing about this move is that Mitch doesn’t have to be elite this season. The defense should be so dominant that it will alleviate some of the pressure he will face. I suspect the defense will routinely give Trubisky and the offense very favorable field position. They will also hold their opponents to very few points.

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Consequently, Mitch won’t feel like he has to put the entire team on his back and constantly outscore the other team. Now don’t misunderstand what I am saying because Trubisky is infinitely better than Blake Bortles, but the Jaguars got to the AFC Championship game with a below-average quarterback.

I anticipate the Bears defense to be at least as good, if not better than the Jaguars last season. So if the Jags were able to have the success they did with Bortles, just imagine what the Bears will do with Trubisky, Matt Nagy and the offensive weapons he will have at his disposal.