Chicago Bears: Three reasons the NFC North is wide open in 2020

Mitchell Trubisky #10, Chicago Bears (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
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Why is the NFC North wide open in 2020 for the Chicago Bears?

Right now, the Chicago Bears aren’t exactly being labeled as a team that can win the NFC North in 2020. The biggest reason? The question marks that exist at positions such as quarterback, defensive tackle, right guard, and tight end.

Besides the question marks above, many simply believe that the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings are better suited to win the NFC North in 2020. And why? Both teams seem to have an answer to the quarterback position, something that the Bears don’t have right now.

However, if we look at the division in general, it’s clear that no team made any division-altering moves in 2020. Neither Green Bay nor Minnesota did enough to significantly separate from the competition.

Then there’s the Detroit Lions, who’ll hope that quarterback Matthew Stafford is healthy and ready to go. And let’s be honest: Detroit hasn’t exactly made any moves that will allow for them to overtake Chicago, Green Bay or Minnesota.

In previous years, the NFC North has come down to two or three teams. Last offseason. it was a three-way race between the Bears, Packers, and Vikings. In 2018, many thought that it would be a two-way race between the Vikings and Packers. Throughout the earlier portions of the 2010s, it was the Packers who’d dominate the division.

With the NFL season just over five weeks away, why exactly is the NFC North wide open? And what does this mean for a Chicago Bears team that’s hungry and ready to win the division for the second time in three years in the Matt Nagy era? Let’s break it all down and find out.