Chicago Bears: 5 reasons the Bears are not the 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars

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As the Chicago Bears head into the 2019 NFL season, we’ll breakdown why they are not the 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars

There’s no denying the fact that the Chicago Bears are coming off an excellent 2018 season. The Bears went 12-4 en route to winning the NFC North and clinching a playoff berth for the first time since 2010. For outsiders, the Bears only accomplished everything thing that they did due to an elite defense led by players like Akiem Hicks, Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, and Eddie Jackson.

However, to those that regularly saw the Bears play, it was clear that there was enough talent on offense to prove that the Bears weren’t entirely a defensive-led squad in 2018. While the Bears defense forced a turnover in 14 of 16 games played in 2018, the offense also contributed equally.

Unfortunately, all throughout this offseason, there’s been tons of debate as to whether or not the 2019 Chicago Bears will end up being the 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars. In 2017, Jacksonville went to the AFC Championship game and were predicted to be Super Bowl contenders going into 2018. Then in 2018, Jacksonville regressed to the point where they finished 5-11.

All this speculation about the Jaguars regression had led many to believe that the Bears could suffer the same fate in 2019. Recently, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports wrote an article where he previewed each division heading into 2019. When analyzing the NFC North, he predicted that the Vikings would win while also stating that the Bears were “poster boys for 2019 regression.”

All this has led to people wondering, what will the fate of the Bears be in 2019? Time will tell however there are multiple reasons as to why the Bears won’t be the 2019 Jacksonville Jaguars. We’ll examine those while providing reasoning about why.