After the dust settled and the majority of roster moves were made, Chicago Bears fans did what they do best: panic.
Bears fans began fretting over the state of the cornerback room once the initial 53-man roster was put together, as it appeared to be one of the worst in the NFL. Jaylon Johnson headlines a group featuring not a whole lot other than himself.
While fans were justifiably worried about the cornerback position, this year there should also be reason to be a whole lot more hopeful and excited about the Bears.
General manager Ryan Pace has made plenty of mistakes during his tenure, but there are some silver linings in the 2021 roster. The Bears are unequivocally better than they were a year ago. There is no question.
While the Chicago Bears roster does have some holes, Ryan Pace has reason to be proud.
This offseason has been somewhat of a struggle. The Bears let go of Kyle Fuller — a decision fans should still be upset about to this day. They also decided to keep some players on the roster which could have opened up some additional cap space.
But, this roster has talent. This roster might even have enough talent to make a playoff run amidst a tough schedule this season.
When looking at this year’s roster in comparison to the 2020 edition, these Bears are a world improved. There is really no debate, outside maybe the cornerback room. The Bears are much better in 2021, period.
Specifically, there are five position groups on the 2021 Bears roster that are greatly improved compared to last year.