Let's step away from the chatter surrounding Justin Fields for a moment and look at five storylines that could make or break the Bears' season.
While Bears fans are hoping to see Justin Fields under center as soon as possible, Fields' and Matt Nagy's comments show it's still very much a work in progress for the rookie quarterback.
The Bears are counting on Cody Whitehair to provide veteran leadership on the offensive line this season. Improvement from the line is key to the team's playoff hopes.
The Bears seemed to have turned the page from Nick Foles pretty quickly. But why not let him compete with Andy Dalton for the starting quarterback job?
Marquise Goodwin and Damiere Byrd can certainly win their fair share of track meets, but it's tough to determine if there's enough talent behind Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney.
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet is clearly feeling more relaxed headed into his second season. That's a good thing for the Bears, who have high hopes for Kmet's role this year.
Robert Quinn disappointed in his first season for the Bears. We won't know if he can rebound until the regular season, but it would be nice to keep him on the practice field this camp.
Are the coronavirus and the havoc it’s wreaked really in the NFL's rearview mirror?
We know Justin Fields is the Bears' future. We'll likely spend the next few months debating exactly when his time will come.
The presence of Justin Fields makes this the most exciting quarterback room the Bears have had since Jay Cutler arrived in 2009, but we can’t know what Fields is until he plays.
With a talented trio in David Montgomery, Damien Williams and Tarik Cohen, the Bears run game could be special if the offensive line comes together as the team hopes.
Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney are locked into the top two spots at wide receiver. The competition behind them, however, will be fierce throughout training camp and the preseason.
Jimmy Graham provided a consistent red-zone threat, and Cole Kmet displayed flashes of his potential as a rookie. This tight end group could have a major impact on the Bears offense.
Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy are making a huge bet and taking a big risk with this offensive tackle group. The upside is real, but the downside is even more obvious.
For the first time in several years, the Bears enter the season with top-end talent along with quality depth on the interior of their offensive line.