3. Managing Cap Space
The Chicago Bears need to manage their cap space well this off-season.
The Chicago Bears are coming into this off-season with the worst roster in the NFL which is why they have the first overall pick in the draft. It should surprise nobody to know that they also have the most amount of cap-space in the entire National Football League and it is by a wide margin.
They traded away Khalil Mack, Roqaun Smith, and Robert Quinn amongst others while letting a guy like Ahiem Hicks walk away in free agency last year so that explains the lack of money being spent on the roster right now. It is a nice luxury to have as a young team trying to build.
It is also on Ryan Poles to make sure that he doesn’t abuse that power that he has either. That money needs to be spent wisely. Helping Justin Fields, building a good defense, and keeping the players that need to be kept is how the money should be spent.
You don’t want to overspend on someone (or multiple people) and regret it later. That is how teams get themselves into trouble. This cap space needs to be weaponized the right way.
This Bears team has a long way to go and avoiding these absolute catastrophes will really help them become a great team in the NFC North.