The Bears will rely on a rookie at left tackle. If it works, Jenkins was a steal at 39th overall. If it doesn’t, the offensive line will be in trouble.
The NFL has informed teams they could potentially forfeit a game due to a COVID-19 outbreak among non-vaccinated players and players on both teams wouldn’t get paid that week
Robert Quinn was supposed to solve some issues for the Bears' pass rush when they signed him in 2020. Instead, he all but disappeared out on the field.
Akiem Hicks will play his sixth season in Chicago in 2021, but it's also the final year of his contract. With his future with the team unclear, the Bears need to take advantage of his presence as long as they can.
Montgomery finished the 2020 season tied for fifth in the NFL in rushing yards. He ended the season particularly strong in the final six games following the team's bye week.
Jaylon Johnson was a high-level performer as a rookie in 2020. The Bears need to see more of that in 2021. Most of all, they need Johnson to stay healthy.
Bears safety Eddie Jackson was a Pro Bowl performer in 2018 and 2019. The Bears are hoping he can return to that level of play and elevate the defense in 2021.
Bears receiver Allen Robinson will officially play the 2021 season under the one-year franchise tag. The Bears and Robinson failed to agree to a long-term extension prior to Thursday's deadline. They cannot negotiate again until after the season.
Tight end Cole Kmet took things slow as a rookie in 2020, learning from veteran Jimmy Graham. Now he could be poised for a breakout season in 2021.
Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman was playing at a high level when he was last on an NFL field in 2019. After opting out in 2020, the Bears aren't quite sure what they're going to get from their nose tackle in 2021.