13. Chicago Bears What’s New in 2019: Chuck Pagano comes into the replace Fangio at DC, which feels like a net loss based on how those Colts defences looked at the end of his tenure there. Ha-Ha Clinton Dix reaches his third destination in five NFL seasons after Adrian Amos left for his old stomping ground Green Bay.  A very brief draft class was headlined by running back David Montgomery, who is built for a big workload. Roster Strengths: Wide Receiver – The Robinson-Gabriel-Miller trio has a nice blended skill-set and they’ve got some interesting depth behind with new FA signing Cordarelle Patterson and a potentially underrated Riley Ridley via the draft Interior Defensive Line – Akiem Hicks continues to be that one guy the Patriots should never have let out of the building (I'm sure Saints fans feel similarly) and Eddie Goldman continues to be a rock in the middle. Bilal Nichols was a handful in his rookie season and has plenty to build on. Elsewhere – Khalil Mack was a one-man wrecking crew when he came onboard last year and Eddie Jackson has been a phenomenon at safety since he was drafted Roster Weaknesses: Roster Depth – The offensive line depth is poor at tackle which gets by at being average as is. There are similar depth issues on the interior of that line and cornerback is similarly exposed should Kyle Fuller or Prince Amukamara go down. Breakout Player: Anthony Miller – I loved him coming out last year, he’s an excellent route runner with endless bouts of energy and plays with a real competitive edge. Everything is in place for him to flourish from the slot this year. How they can win in 2019: I don’t mean this to be too disparaging, but they’ve got to figure out what Mitch Trubisky excels at to get this offense ticking. They’ve done well to give him passing options and help in the running game, but now he need to deliver in his third season. The steps he took in his second year look like baby steps compared to the peers drafted behind him in the 2017 class. Outside of the consistency improvements from Trubisky, the team needs a clean bill of health on the offensive line and an identity at running back with Jordan Howard out of town. A working combination of Tarik Cohen and David Montgomery can help fuel this whole offense if it clicks. On defense, they have to ensure the Fangio loss doesn't impact them too much. The front seven should be a powerhouse and if it’s not, then something has gone seriously wrong because there’s so much talent available at Chicago’s disposal. Roquan Smith should be primed to have a breakthrough season after an acceptable rookie year and there’s probably still some hope Leonard Floyd can make the most of the single-man blocks heading his way with offensive teams having their hands full elsewhere. It's a make or break year for him. In the secondary, they've got Bryce Callaghan's spot to fill at slot corner and Adrian Amos's at free safety. Neither of those are a given and both were very good for the Bears last year.  Predicted record 2019: 8-8 - They’ve got an ugly schedule to work through and with that in mind, I think they’re a ‘regression to the mean’ candidate for this season if Trubisky and the offense can't take those needed steps forward. 
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