If the Chicago Bears went into the offseason with an intent to provide stronger support for Justin Fields, they've failed miserably up to this point. 

On the first day of April, don't be the fool to believe this roster looks better than it did three months ago. Regardless of what the Bears' brass says to the media, it hasn't done enough for a young quarterback in need of reliable pass protection and more offensive playmakers.

General manager Ryan Poles tried to sell the team's offseason moves while at the NFL owner's meetings in Palm Beach, Florida.

"We're always going to be aggressive to get (Fields) the tools he needs to be successful. It's just the timing, and the talent level and the cap situation, all of those are going to dictate when we can go and when we can't go. But I think what we've done so far is at least establish a little bit of growth in the roster, plus the scheme, with the coaching, I see him getting better even from what we did right now.”

Let's be realistic rather than optimistic. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets made convincing efforts to aid their second-year signal-callers in Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson, respectively. 

The Jaguars hired a Super Bowl-winning head coach in Doug Pederson and added multiple pass-catchers in Christian Kirk, Zay Jones and tight end Evan Engram. They also inked a deal with All-Pro guard Brandon Scherff. The Jets acquired a pair of pass-catching tight ends, C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin, without breaking the bank along with Pro Bowl guard Laken Tomlinson. 

That's how you help your up-and-coming quarterback.

In fairness to Chicago, Jacksonville and New York went into free agency flushed with cap space. The Bears traded three-time All-Pro edge-rusher Khalil Mack for financial flexibility that will help them in 2023 more than in 2022.