2020 NFL Power Rankings: Chicago Bears
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Chicago Bears rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 24.4 (24th)
- Best ranking: 21st (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 29th (USA Today)
Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for the Bears in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 21
The Bears didn't have much to work with in the draft and picking tight end Cole Kmet is fine -- Matt Nagy's offense will rely plenty on the tight ends. It does make us wonder about the investment in Jimmy Graham, though, when Kmet should be the tight end of the future. Still, we think the Bears have come out of this period better than last year ... if only slightly.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 26
Their biggest question remains quarterback. Is it Mitch Trubisky or Nick Foles? Does it matter?
USA Today -- Rank: 29
No picks in Rounds 1, 3 or 4 of draft. And no idea how QB Mitchell Trubisky improves in this environment. Long hibernation might be inevitable.
ESPN -- Rank: 21
Player who benefited: S Deon Bush. The Bears bypassed drafting a starting-caliber safety -- Grant Delpit or Antoine Winfield Jr. -- and instead took tight end Cole Kmet in the second round at No. 43. Bush -- chosen in the fourth round by the Bears in 2016 -- spent the past four seasons as a reserve defensive back/special-teamer but now appears the favorite to open on the first team, next to Pro Bowl safety Eddie Jackson. The Bears also signed veteran Jordan Lucas to a one-year deal in free agency, but Bush's contract contains the second-most guaranteed money of any safety on Chicago's roster, behind Jackson, in 2020. -- Jeff Dickerson
NFL.com -- Rank: 25
Thanks in large part to the blockbuster Khalil Mack trade, which cost the Bears their first- and third-round picks in this draft, Chicago only had a pair of selections (two second-rounders) in the first 150 slots. That doesn't make for easy team building in what could be a make-or-break year for general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy. They did land the perceived best tight end in the class in Notre Dame's Cole Kmet. They needed more than a broken-down Jimmy Graham in that positional group. Seven picks later, the Bears landed cornerback Jaylon Johnson, who could have a chance to start on a Chicago defense that might be asked to carry this team again. With a glamour-free draft class in tow, the focus around this team will quickly turn back to Mitchell Trubisky vs. Nick Foles. Remember when kicker was the only position the Bears thought they had to worry about?
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