The Bears could be one of the Top 5 surprises in the upcoming season, writes ESPN’s John Clayton.
In his yearly assessment, Clayton forecasts five surprise teams that will be the most likely to sneak up on the rest of the league. Clayton defines a surprise team as one “that, thanks to an easier schedule or significant roster moves, has a chance to either make a three-game improvement on last season’s record or move into a spot from which it could make a playoff run.”
Clayton cites new offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s influence as the biggest reason why the Bears will surprise people this year.
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