Chicago Bears: These 3 offseason additions will have the greatest impact in 2019

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The Chicago Bears didn’t make splashy moves this offseason, but they made some impactful ones.

The offseason heading into the 2018 season was a bonanza for the Chicago Bears and their fans. The team was sitting on a Scrooge McDuck amount of salary cap space and had a quarterback on a rookie deal, meaning they knew they were entering their window to compete for a Super Bowl.

They also knew they had to surround Mitchell Trubisky, their young quarterback, with offensive weapons. Otherwise, the window would be squandered and the benefits of having the most important position in football on a rookie deal would have been wasted.

So that’s exactly what they did. They completely revamped the wide receiving corps, adding Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel through free agency, as well as Anthony Miller and Javon Wims through the NFL Draft. They also signed free agent tight end Trey Burton to give Trubisky yet another weapon. Then the splashiest of moves came just prior to the start of the season when it was announced that the Bears had swung a deal to acquire All-Pro Khalil Mack via trade.

It was the clearest of signals that Ryan Pace and ownership were all-in on this window.

This offseason was less dramatic in terms of the headlines, but that doesn’t mean that the team didn’t acquire players who will make a dramatic impact on the upcoming season. With that as the backdrop, we rank the three offseason additions we think will have the biggest impact this season.