When you go over the 2012 season, it's hard to believe this Bears team didn't make the playoffs. While QB Jay Cutler and WR Brandon Marshall had a great connection, no other WR really made any impact which led to a predictable offense. It seems the Bears are just a few pieces away from being contenders in 2013.
2012 Record: 10-6
- - Their defense led the league with 24 interceptions
- - They had the 5th ranked total defense
- - Added a trio of quality players in OT Jermon Bushrod, TE Martellus Bennett and LB D.J. Williams
- - Ranked 29th in total passing yards
- - They lost 4 of the final 7 games last season
- - Released future Hall of Famer LB Brian Urlacher
- - Draft Position #20: LB Alec Ogletree or WR Cordarrelle Patterson
- - Free Agent Targets: LB Karlos Dansby, OT Eric Winston and RB Felix Jones
- - Trade: They should trade up to get one of the premier OTs in the draft. QB Jay Cutler can’t run the offense while he’s running for his life.