A new coach in Matt Nagy. A developing franchise quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky. A defense set in place barring another upgrade or two while led by one of the NFL’s top defensive coordinators in Vic Fangio. The pieces are there, and there are no more excuses for Bears’ general manager Ryan Pace: he must absolutely nail 2018’s free agency.
Anything less than a No. 1 receiver (hello Allen Robinson!) and a general complete fix of Chicago’s offensive weaponry will reasonably be considered a failure by Pace. Expectations have changed. Falling flat on one’s face when the time to contend is of the essence isn’t ideal.
In latest edition of WCG Radio, our newest writer Erik Duerrwachter joined me to set up what this free agency will mean for the Bears. How will rumored targets fit on the team? Is a cabin fever that’s setting in warranted? And ultimately, who does Chicago land when all said and done? We break it down to get you set for what should be a wild week of free agents shuffling around the football world.
On this episode of WCG Radio
A full-on, detailed Bears’ free agency preview from staying calm, to rumored targets, fits, and needs.
- Addressing the cabin fever fanbase elephant in the room
- It’s Robinson hype season. What his addition would mean for Trubisky and the team. (Oh, and Albert Wilson is fine too.)
- The Kyle Fuller saga continues. Finding a suitable partner for the No. 1 cornerback
- Fixing the Bears’ defensive edge or lack thereof
- Zach Fulton and the Harry Hiestand match made in heaven. How this affects Cody Whitehair’s future
- Understanding Trey Burton: really understanding Burton (he’s not coming to take Adam Shaheen’s job.)
- Building the hype to a fever pitch but staying calm until ink is dry on contracts
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for The Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron and Inside The Pylon, and is a contributor to Pro Football Weekly and The Athletic Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.