The 2022 NFL Draft is over. Free agency is almost over. Minicamps are well underway and training camps are fast approaching. It’s far too early to know for sure how the teams will fare this season. Teams like the Chicago Bears are even harder to read because they have a completely new regimen. Offensive, defensive, and special teams units are all going to see drastic changes. This does not prevent us from trying to rank the teams.
Right now, the national media isn’t too thrilled with what the Chicago Bears have to offer. There are many power rankings already published and none that I have seen have the team in the top 20. In fact, four of the power rankings that I have read are completely wrong with their ranking and analysis.
These four national media are far from the base of the Chicago Bears
I know it’s easy to look at this team and think they’re going to be bad. I’m not an idiot (said like Matt Nagy). I understand the Chicago Bears are going to struggle in 2022. I wouldn’t bet on them winning the Super Bowl this season in any way. I probably wouldn’t have them in the top 20 teams either despite my Bear goggles still being too tight. The hope most of us have is that we see enough good this year for 2023 to be when the real hopes for greatness start to hit hard.
Let’s take a look at the four outlets that were far behind in their power rankings.