Prior to the start of the 2018 NFL season, there were a lot of people wondering if the NFC North would have three playoff teams. Everyone expected the Lions to be last, but the Vikings seemed to have found their quarterback after going 13-3 in 2017, the Packers have a healthy Aaron Rodgers, and Matt Nagy just might be enough of a wizard to get the Bears in as well.
At least that was what we all thought. As it turns out, even with loaded skill positions across much of the division, only the Bears managed more than eight wins.
For most of the teams in the division, the lack of wins in 2018 was mostly due to not living up to their potential or due to injuries instead of not having the personnel. As a result, the 2019 draft wasn’t about finding key offensive pieces.