3. Chicago Bears
As the Philadelphia Eagles did last offseason with Carson Wentz, the Chicago Bears made it a priority to add pieces around their young quarterback Mitch Trubisky.
Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel have been added at wide receiver, to go with the hopefully healthy duo of Cameron Meredith and Kevin White. Tight end Trey Burton is coming over from the Super Bowl champion Eagles, to hopefully give the Bears something they haven’t had from a tight end since trading Greg Olsen.
General manager Ryan Pace quickly admitted some mistakes by cutting some guys at the start of the league year, including quarterback Mike Glennon. Stepping in behind Trubisky will be Chase Daniel, and Bradley Sowell was added as a depth piece along the offensive line.
Edge rusher Aaron Lynch and linebacker Sam Ocho have been added to an underrated defense, and cornerback Prince Amukamara was re-signed.
The Bears probably won’t go on the win the Super Bowl after the 2018 season. But the Eagles’ plan to surround a young quarterback with better pieces clearly worked, and copying it is itself a good plan.