The Chicago Bears are rebuilding. They have the number one pick in the draft, a developing franchise quarterback, and the most cap space of any team in the NFL. Now, they are doing it in a league vacant of Tom Brady’s greatness.
For the last few seasons, Tom Brady has actually been in their conference as he moved from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020. During that time with Tampa Bay, he was incredibly successful including a Super Bowl victory.
That Super Bowl win was the seventh in his amazing career. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that he is the greatest and most impactful football player who ever lived.
Now, on Wednesday morning, Tom Brady announced his retirement from the National Football League using his social media pages. This is obviously big news around the NFL as the greatest player in league history is now done. He makes it seem like it is for good too.
The Chicago Bears need to take advantage of the weak NFC moving forward.
Outside of the fact that one of the greatest athletes of all time is now done, this is great news for the Chicago Bears. For one, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are now headed for a rebuild. That is one less postseason team for the Chicago Bears to worry about once they become good again.
The Bucs might also now have plenty of players for sale as they start their teardown. Both Chris Godwin and Mike Evans would look great in blue and orange as the team tries to get Justin Fields some new weapons to play with in 2023. Without Tom Brady, those guys won’t be needed in Tampa.
Again, with all this cap space and assets, the Chicago Bears could take full advantage of what is going on with Tom Brady and the Bucs. It is a great time for them to start building back up.
With Brady out of the NFC, that pretty much leaves Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, and Jalen Hurts as big-time threats moving forward. However, only Hurts isn’t a question mark for a variety of reasons at this point. There is no better time than now for Chicago.
The AFC is a powerhouse with the Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Los Angeles Chargers amongst others. The NFC has the Philadelphia Eagles and a bunch of teams that may or may not be good going forward.
If the Bears can do things right, including taking advantage of this upcoming Tampa Bay firesale, big things could be ahead.