After using their franchise tag for each of the past two offseasons – on running back Matt Forte in 2012, defensive tackle Henry Melton in 2013 – and signing quarterback Jay Cutler to a long-term
General manager Phil Emery issued a draft mission statement that the Bears would weight their draft heavily toward the defensive side of the ball.
This is the first in a series looking back at the Bears' 2013 season, by position.
Winning the Super Bowl comes first. The praise follows. It happens every year.