Chicago Bears: 4 mistakes made over the offseason

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Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears have not been perfect over the course of the 2020 NFL offseason.

Right now, everyone needs a little positivity. During a time with mostly no live sports, us football fans are eager for the return to “normal,” whatever and whenever that may be. The NFL offseason, though, has provided a much-needed lift for everybody. For the most part, the Chicago Bears have had a fairly good offseason which should encourage fans.

You wouldn’t guess that the Bears have had a solid offseason judging by all of the most recent power rankings and offseason rankings. There are plenty of national media outlets who seem to hate on the Bears year after year, and it doesn’t look like it’s changing any time soon.

Personally, I think the Bears made two of the best moves in all of football this offseason. The first one was the addition of pass rusher Robert Quinn, who now gets to line up on the most talented defense he’s ever played with.

Having Quinn on one side with Khalil Mack on the other, plus Akiem Hicks coming after the quarterback — that’s a nasty trio coming after guys like Aaron Rodgers and Kirk Cousins.

The second move worthy of praise was the drafting of cornerback Jaylon Johnson at no. 50 overall. Had it not been for a shoulder concern, Johnson would have been a surefire first rounder. If he’s as healthy as he says he is, then the Bears may have gotten the steal of the draft.

These are just two of the moves I loved most, although the addition of safety Tashaun Gipson will prove to be enormous as well. But, did Pace make all of the right decisions this spring? By no means did he do that.

There were some mistakes made. Granted, these could turn out to be minor in the grand scheme of things, but let’s analyze some of those mistakes for now.