If you're going to find out how good you are, you'd might as well play the best. In their house.
Bears GM Phil Emery said before this year’s draft that finding immediate-impact players – interpreted as “starters” – was a mission statement.
If free agency unfolds right for the Bears, they secure their first offseason priority — a pass rusher — in the person of Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks.
Winning the Super Bowl comes first. The praise follows. It happens every year.
Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith was a seventh-round draft choice who wasn’t even invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Cornerback Richard Sherman was a fifth-rounder.