5 reasons Bears can win the Super Bowl this year

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 24: Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - NOVEMBER 24: Khalil Mack #52 of the Chicago Bears (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago Bears have a championship caliber defense and have made smart investments on the offense, and it can be enough to compete for Super Bowl LV.

As the 2020 season approaches, some teams may feel they have better opportunities than others to reach football’s greatest summit, and Super Bowl LV.

Amongst those dark horse contenders, though, lies the Chicago Bears – who have a championship caliber defense, an excellent coaching staff and many pieces in place on the offensive side of the ball.

Here are five reasons that Chicago could win Super Bowl LV.

Matt Nagy

Bears’ head coach Matt Nagy is an excellent offensive mind, and is quickly turning into a very good head coach. And, why wouldn’t he be? He does, after all, hail from the Andy Reid coaching tree which has produced not only his own Super Bowl title, but recently also propelled Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach and fellow Reid disciple Doug Pederson to a championship.

When Nagy took over in Chicago entering the 2018 season, he’d experienced the epic turnaround that his mentor (Reid) had led starting in 2013 in Kansas City.

As the quarterbacks coach and then offensive coordinator, getting the most out of a poor offensive line and a quarterback who, while a good starter, definitely had physical limitations (Alex Smith) was his primary responsibility. Entering Chicago, he also had similar shortcomings in place, but also had the benefit of an excellent defense that he’d need to worry very little about.

In 2020, the offensive line will absolutely be improved: general health plus the free agent additions of Germain Ifedi and Jason Spriggs should ensure that. And, the quarterback play will be better too (see below).

Chicago can win the Super Bowl in LV and if they do, head coach Matt Nagy will be integral in doing so.