4. Chicago Bears
The Bears have taken a considerable leap forward in this category, unfortunately, it’s not enough to get them out of the NFC North basement.
With 2017 second overall pick Mitch Trubisky manning the quarterback position for 12 games, the Bears struggled to get anything going through the air. They averaged 176 passing yards per game, dead last in the NFL last season.
In those 12 games, the Bears went 4–8 and Trubisky only through for seven touchdowns, seven interceptions and had a completion percentage of 59.4 percent. Chicago’s leading receiver was Kendall Wright with a whopping 614 receiving yards. After him, Josh Bellamy was second on the team with 376.
The Bears have now added Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel via free agency and drafted Anthony Miller in the second round of the NFL Draft. Allen Robinson tore his ACL Week 1 last season, but posted 1400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015. Gabriel has some very nice speed and should be able to use that as an additional weapon in the offense as well.
At tight end, Zach Miller is back for another season, but appears to have hit a wall last year. They also have Dion Sims who could take more and more playing time from Miller as the season goes on. Either way, neither guy is a huge threat in the passing game.