The main challenge for 2020 is trying to get players to develop and improve during a season stripped down by a pandemic. Coaching is going to matter a lot this year and more so than in average years.
The NFL’s ability to engage in legal tampering and official wheeling and dealing with free agents has been the only thing approaching normalcy for sports fans since the NBA announced the suspension of its season on March 11th.
While the Bears brass voice that they are in Mitch Trubisky’s corner, there is an desire to give the shaky signal-caller serious competition entering the 2020 season, something he hasn’t dealt with in his three years in Chicago.
High drama and high stakes set the stage for what will be one of the best Sundays of the entire year.
These are mirroring match-ups: both home teams stand to be challenged by opponents that don’t mind playing the same type of game the top seeds succeed in.
Left in the divisional round is a whole lot of newness, and Blackness, among the QBs, which means that the 2020 NFL playoffs could mark a true changing of the guard in regards to the league’s star power and its on-field power.
In Trubisky the Bears have their most modern template for a franchise quarterback ever, a guy they can basically mold into their own to do the things that winners do in the NFL today. So what is there to make of this guy through a year and a half of play?