Chicago Bears: Unrealistic New Year’s resolutions for 2020

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4. Open up playbook more than ever before

There is a lot to unpack with this one. The 2019 season saw Nagy pull back quite a bit in terms of what he would allow his offense to run. Some sources even thought Nagy was running less than half of his playbook due to the inabilities of Mitchell Trubisky.

If Trubisky is indeed the guy for 2020, Nagy will again be forced with a decision: Does he scale back the offense once more? Or, does he work with Trubisky over the summer to try and open up his capabilities within this offense?

Either way, Nagy has to find a way to open it up more than he did in 2019. Fans are tired of seeing check-downs and screen passes on what seems like every other passing play — if not more. At times over the last three seasons, we’ve seen Trubisky take shots. A great example of this is what he and Taylor Gabriel did against the Washington Redskins this past season.

Trubisky has thrown the ball downfield before. He’s done it. So, why can’t he do it again? Why can’t he do it consistently? What in the world is holding him back?

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If the Bears draft a quarterback to come in and compete (or do the same via free agency), I think that would push Trubisky more than ever to expand his limitations within this offense. He has to be able to do more. If not, the Bears are headed for more of the same in 2020 — which, sadly, is more than likely where most fans expect them to be.