Related Tags: The Chicago Bears
1st NFC East
Grade : A-
It was an upright on the goal post that kept out the game winning kick in the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the Bears and the Eagles, knocking the Bears out of the postseason, ending their 2018-19 campaign.
The Bears surprised many, and even earned a NFC Championship for their efforts. Second year QB Mitch Trubisky was able to manager games, as a high level Chicago defense kept the Bears in games all season.
In his second season as a starter, Mitch Trubisky showed great steps in his development. Trubisky looked like a much different, more composed quarterback this season, and his stats prove this. Trubisky threw for 3,223 yards and 24 TDs, while also rushing for 421 yards and 3 TDs.
The Bears had one of the Best defenses in the NFL, and Khalil Mack was the best player on that defense. After 5 games with the Bears, Mack had himself in the MVP talks. Mack racked up 12.5 sacks, as well as 1 INT that he took back for a TD. Mack led one of the most successful pass rushes in the league, with Chicago registering 50 sacks as a team. The pass rush affected the passers as well, with the Bears defense collecting a NFL-leading 27 INTs.
2019-20 Season Outlook
After overachieving in 2018-19, the Bears will look to make the success of this season a repeating occurrence. With the defense looking like a completed process already, it would be logical for the Bears to focus on adding to the offense. MItch Trubisky could use a big, physical wideout to throw to. Look for the Bears to be active in the free agent market this offseason, focusing on offensive assets.