Chicago Bears: 5 biggest impacts of Khalil Mack deal

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Morale is high

They don’t call their coach “Swaggy Nagy” for nothing. Without a doubt, the feeling around this Bears team both during OTAs and at training camp in Bourbonnais has been in stark contrast to the last few years.

The players are walking around more confident, looser, and with a little swag — something they never demonstrated under John Fox. Now, none of that is enough to win you football games. However, anyone who has played sports at any level understands just how important confidence is.

Without it, you can have all the talent in the world but it will not manifest itself on the field. So don’t dismiss or trivialize the vibe around Halas Hal these days. This team believes it has the talent to win and with each passing day, that confidence grows stronger.

That sentiment was emboldened by the Mack signing today. Again, the deal not only sent a message to the fans but also to the players in the locker room that the team is no longer in “rebuild” mode. Rather, the deal makes it clear expectations have been elevated and the organization expects to win now.

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Again, whether this translates into wins is another story. But adding a player like Mack who has proven invaluable in the locker room in Oakland, is going to pay dividends for this team in ways that can’t be quantified.