In the 2016 NFL Draft, the Bears will be looking to build on a team that is on the rise. It started with the hiring of GM Ryan Pace, who then brought in head coach John Fox, who lead a team to have a competitive season, which sparked the interest of free agents from all over.
The time for the Bears to become relevant in the NFL is… Now.
This Bears team doesn’t have question marks to who is going to be the quarterback this season, Jay Cutler is the guy. Cutler is coming off his best season as a Bear and will have a familiar offense, along with his favorite target, Alshon Jeffrey and newcomer Kevin White.
The defense has weapons: Danny Trevathan, Jerrell Freeman, Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman, Lamarr Houston, and Adrian Amos. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio now has some playmakers, who can keep the Bears in games.
The team has shown that they can contend with the top teams in the league, losing by two to the reigning Super Bowl Champs and defeating the Packers on Thanksgiving, a season ago.
The Bears lost six games last season by a touchdown or less.
The head coach is established, the Bears have a quarterback they believe in, and a defense that has some playmakers, its time to add some final pieces to the puzzle that can put the Bears into playoff contention.
The 2016 NFL Draft is only a few days away and experts are all over the place on who the Bears will draft with their No. 11 overall pick. Will they go defensive end, outside linebacker, cornerback or left tackle?
Whoever the Bears decide to draft with the No. 11 overall pick, this player is the first step toward bringing the team hope.
It’s been five, long, disappointing seasons since the Bears made the playoffs and lost a heartbreaker to the Packers in the NFC Championship game.
The time to compete is now.
The Bears have nine picks in the draft and you can bet that Fox and Pace are going to bring in the best players available to push this team in the upward direction, something that the city of Chicago hasn’t seen from its Bears in quite a while.
It’s time for the Bears season to start ending in late January and even better, early February. The 2016 draft will go a long way in making that aspiration a reality.