Chicago Bears head coach John Fox and general manager Ryan Pace are both set to meet the media today (stream live right here) and while we won't get many specifics on returning players, coaches, free agents or draft targets, we should get a few good nuggets now that the 2015 season is over.
Topics sure to be broached are;
*The future of free agents Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery. Both have recently expressed a desire to stay in Chicago, but the 30 year old Forte and the 23 year old Jeffery could have different paths. Forte has been a true locker room leader in Chicago and his value to the Bears' coaches was evident by his use in 2015. But at 30, the Bears could decide to let him walk away.
Jeffery spoke with ChicagoBears.com about his future. "I love the city of Chicago, but I'll let my agent and Mr. [Ryan] Pace deal with that situation," Jeffery said Monday. "I'll let them deal with that. I just play football."
He says that money isn't the deciding factor in where he plays, but "winning a championship is all I care about."
*The Bears will need to make a decision on tight end Martellus Bennett. He has one year left on his deal and he was looking for a raise last offseason.
*Chicago's defense is in a desperate need to find playmakers, so they could be big players in free agency. The Bears had a franchise worst 17 takeaways in 2015.
*Offensive coordinator Adam Gase will probably need to be replaced once he leaves for his own head coaching job.
*Jay Cutler. People always ask about Jay Cutler.
What are some things you'd like to hear Bears brass discuss at the press conference?