The Chicago Bears are coming off a playoff appearance, but the 2021 season has the feel of a franchise re-set. There are two new quarterbacks, a new left tackle, Matt Nagy is taking offensive play calling back, and there’s a new defensive play caller in Sean Desai.
The Bears will need a lot of things to go right to have a successful year, but if the individuals on our annual Ten Most Important Bears list can come through, then this team should be back in the postseason.
Importance is subjective, but here are some of the things we look for when compiling the list.
What potential impact they may have, how much the team will look to the individual for guidance or leadership, how badly the team would suffer if they lost the player to injury, and other intangible attributes.
The full series is out and here’s how the list shaped up this year.
10) Eddie Goldman
9) Sam Mustipher
8) Allen Robinson
7) Roquan Smith
6) Khalil Mack
5) Jaylon Johnson
4) Teven Jenkins
3) Sean Desai
2) QB1 and QB2
1) Matt Nagy
And peep the story stream below for each individual write up!