Chicago Bears Mailbag: Pre-NFL Draft Edition

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1. Expectations for Mitchell Trubisky in year three, week one predictions, and Super Bowl talk

Three great questions, so I’ll just have to give three great answers. I’ll start with the first one: Expectations for Mitchell Trubisky in year three.

Year three is going to be a make-or-break year for Trubisky. Typically, quarterbacks tend to break out in the second year of the same offensive system. This is best evidenced by the way Carson Wentz broke out with the Eagles in 2017. I see Trubisky taking a jump in year three in a way where he becomes a true franchise quarterback. 2018 was all about learning a new system and 2019 will be all about putting together the pieces of what was learned in 2018.

Week One will be interesting. The Bears have a chance to win two straight games against the Packers at Soldier Field. The last time that happened? 2007 and 2008. So week one is going to be fun. I’ve got the Bears winning for one main reason: Experience.

You can say that Aaron Rodgers is going to be the most experienced player on the field, but the Packers are debuting a new offense and head coach, so there are bound to be bumps in the road. Additionally, Green Bay has added Adrian Amos, Za’Darius Smith, and Preston Smith this offseason too on defense. This means that the defense will also need to learn how to play together.

Meanwhile, the Bears will be more experienced on three levels: offense, defense, and coaching. This means the Bears have a chance to win easily in week one.

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In 2019, the Bears are absolutely Super Bowl contenders. The Bears have a year of playoff experience under their belt which will help as they try to make a Super Bowl run. To have the fullest advantage, the Bears need to secure the number one seed in the NFC to ensure that anyone in the NFC that wants to make it to the Super Bowl will have to play in Soldier Field first.