All the talk in recent weeks has been how the Chicago Bears can replicate the success of the Los Angeles Rams in 2018. A year after going 4-12 in the NFC West the Rams have jumped atop the division with a 10-4 record and are considered one of the league's best teams this season. The Rams laid out the perfect blueprint on how to set a team in the right direction the moment they fired Jeff Fisher last season. They placed a big emphasis on finding an offensive mind to work with No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff and surrounding him with weapons in the passing game. With Sean McVay in place as the head coach the team has taken off this season. Chicago currently has a coach similar to Fisher in John Fox and a quarterback similar to Goff in Mitch Trubisky. A head-coaching change seems all but assured in Chicago and ESPN's Bill Barnwell believes the Bears are the one team best-suited to have a Rams-like turnaround in 2018. Chicago is as close as we can get to last year's Rams. The Bears have an underrated defense led by an interior disruptor in Akiem Hicks, with Fangio's unit ranking 14th in DVOA before Saturday's 20-10 loss to the Lions. The Bears traded up to grab their quarterback of the future in the 2017 draft, but Mitchell Trubisky hasn't been very good; the second overall pick is last in the league in Total QBR (26.6), with a scarcely believable 3.4 QBR when under pressure. The Bears have a franchise running back but lack weapons for Trubisky at receiver, a position they'll surely address this offseason. Barnwell noted the most important thing for Chicago will be to find the right head coach to pair with Trubisky.
ESPN believes Bears can have L.A. Rams-like turnaround in 2018
247 Sports | Dec 19