The Bears offense was hoping to build off its wildly successful 2013 campaign in 2014. But the team's 5-11 record told a more disturbing story.
With a new regime comes change.
Bears GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox are calling the shots now in Chicago and they are already face with a handful of difficult decisions.
By my non-scientific count, the Bears had 14 players who entered the NFL as undrafted free agents on their 53-man roster at the end of this season.
John Fox's appetite for transforming a defense is one of his treasured philosophies. He embedded it into the Denver Broncos' system and is hoping to do the same for the Chicago Bears.
The Super Bowl has come a long way since it first began in 1967. It pitted the American Football League (AFL) versus the National Football League (NFL).