The Chicago Bears head into this offseason with a long checklist of fixes they need to make.
Their 3-14 record made them the worst team in football last season, and landed them the first overall pick.
With this pick, the Bears can start rebuilding their team.
However, they currently have two things they need to make as top priorities this offseason.
Land A Proven Wide Receiver
While there are questions about quarterback Justin Fields, there’s no question the team needs a proven receiver.
With Cole Kmet, a tight-end, being the top receiver, it means the Bears have a major problem with their receiving core.
Some issues stem from Fields, while others stem from receivers dropping catchable passes.
Fields hits Chase Claypool in the right spot but Claypool couldn’t come down with it.
— Bears Nation (@BearsNationCHI) January 1, 2023
No matter who is quarterbacking the Bears in 2023, they need to get their quarterback a proven receiver.
While the team thought Chase Claypool could help, he didn’t help the team much at all last season.
Rebuild Their Defensive Front Seven
The Bears defensive front has been gutted ever since Ryan Poles took over as general manager.
With the team trading Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith, they lost two solid defensive players.
However, they also cut several other starting players from their defensive front in 2022.
Doing this landed the Bears defense in 31st place in rushing yards allowed and last in rushing touchdowns allowed.
With the team’s defense having a history of being tough to run against, Poles made them the easiest to run against.
If the Bears want to make any waves in 2023, they need to rebuild their defensive front seven.NEXT: Bears Star Has A Request For A New Stadium