Bears: Assessing needs to address in 2020 offseason

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With the Chicago Bears likely looking ahead to the 2020 NFL offseason, it’s time to begin identifying needs that this team will need to address in 2020.

Let’s face the facts: The Chicago Bears 2019 season hasn’t gone as anyone planned. In a year where the Bears were supposed to take the next step and potentially make a Super Bowl run, the Bears have instead regressed to the point where it may just be time to begin looking forward to the 2020 NFL offseason.

In the NFL, it’s never too late to begin looking ahead to what positions a team will need to address in the offseason. The Bears are in the same category. Just three months ago, if one looked at the Bears roster, the conclusion would be that the Bears would have very few needs they would need to address in 2020.

Fast forward halfway through the 2019 NFL season and it’s clear that the Bears will have a plethora of needs to address next offseason in order to be relevant again in 2020. While everyone points to the quarterback position, other positional needs that will likely need to be addressed are cornerback, inside linebacker, right guard, and tight end.

Then there are positions like running back, outside linebacker, and safety, which are not major needs but the Bears could still benefit from addressing them in order to add some depth simply because these are positions where the Bears are set to lose some players to free agency in the coming months.

As we look ahead to the 2020 NFL offseason, why do the Bears need to address each of the positions that are listed above? Let’s examine why and how the Bears can address each of these positions?