Chicago Bears: 5 dark horse candidates to make the final roster

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We are now in the thick of the Chicago Bears offseason, and we know it because the quarterback conversation is red-hot.

This week, head coach Matt Nagy talked to the media about his Week 1 starter and made it pretty clear he is sticking with Andy Dalton. Still, he did say that many things can happen between now and then.

Though fans may want to see Justin Fields win the job in camp, it doesn’t sound as though Nagy sees this as a true competition. It’s Dalton’s job.

Whether we are talking about Fields and Dalton, or other players on the Bears roster, Nagy did get one thing absolutely correct in his media session: anything can happen between now and Week 1.

If Nagy is truly all about the process, we could see some dark horse candidates make the final Chicago Bears roster.

Nagy reiterated that everyone simply needs to “trust the process,” when referring to Fields. If he’s being fair to the rest of the team, though, that process could end up seeing many things happen.

Not only could Fields shock the coaching staff in training camp, but some of the lesser-known players might do the same.

The Bears have a lot of young players that will be fighting for a roster spot this summer. Many of them are undrafted and some have been fighting to prove they belong for a couple of years now. Regardless, these players are talented indeed.

A few players, in particular, might end up coming out of nowhere to have a strong camp and push for a roster spot. Their chances are slim, but these guys will be fighting to impress.