2018 NFL Power Rankings: Brandin Cooks, Ndamukong Suh puts Rams on top

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27. Chicago Bears

Last April, the Chicago Bears pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the draft by trading up in the first round to land Mitch Trubisky at No. 2, which was surprising due to the fact that Mike Glennon had been signed to a hefty deal in free agency. With all due respect towards Glennon, Trubisky was a much better option at quarterback from a potential standpoint, and the best decision the Bears could have made last year was inserting the North Carolina product into the starting role early on as a rookie to give him some much needed experience.

Clearly, Trubisky’s numbers were far from impressive, but also keep in mind that other than Jordan Howard, Chicago didn’t exactly do the best job in providing him with the necessary weapons to succeed on offense. However, with the addition of key free agents like Allen Robinson and Trey Burton, Trubisky should look like a whole new quarterback during his sophomore campaign.

When seeing how competitive the NFC North is expected to be once again, whether the Bears have any chance of competing will come down to his play at quarterback. Otherwise, Chicago could be looking at another year of finishing on bottom of the division, but at least the team has been making the necessary moves to improve the offense so far in the offseason.