Chicago Bears: Crucial, updated offseason storylines to watch closely

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With the Chicago Bears in hibernation mode, what are some offseason storylines to keep an eye on?

While the rest of the sports world, along with the Chicago Bears continue to wait to see when sports will return, there’s one thing that we can do while we wait: Talk about storylines. For the Bears, they’ve made headlines all offseason.

First, it was at the quarterback position. Heading into the 2020 offseason, with Mitchell Trubisky as the only player on the roster at the position, everyone knew the Bears were going to add someone.

Then, came free agency, when the Bears made two moves to bolster the pass rush. First, 2016 first-round pick Leonard Floyd was released. This would come just minutes after the Bears signed veteran pass rusher Robert Quinn to a five-year deal worth $70 million dollars.

Finally, the Bears have consistently brought in veteran NFL players such as Germain Ifedi, Jason Spriggs, Artie Burns, and Tashaun Gipson on cheap one-year deals with the hopes that they will contribute to a team that’s in win-now mode.

In between all this, the Bears have also bolstered the wide receiver room, adding rookie Darnell Mooney and veteran speedster Ted Ginn Jr., both of which are expected to create additional competition at a position that features Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.

Overall, if there is one thing that is clear, it is that the Bears have been one of the NFL’s more aggressive and active teams this offseason, doing whatever they can to keep open the championship window. With the sports world dead, what are some offseason storylines to keep an eye on as the Bears enter hibernation? Let’s analyze some and find out.