The Bears have a lot of needs to satisfy this offseason, so new GM Phil Emery will need to use a combination of the draft, free agency and possibly even trades to get the job done.
The biggest need is at wide receiver. Fortunately for Chicago, there are college players and free agents for the taking. However, since the Bears need to win now, I want to see them sign a veteran free-agent wideout in addition to anything they might do in the draft.
But in this slideshow, I will try and be realistic, so you may be surprised to see who I am suggesting they go after at WR. Sure, I would love Vincent Jackson, but I just don't know if he will actually become truly available.
The offensive line is next, and the pickings are slim, both in the draft and free agency. But I have some ideas. The defensive backfield and pass rush should be addressed as well, so I'll analyze those positions too.
Keep in mind that the Bears have their own free agents to consider also—most notably Matt Forte.
So let's get down to business and examine some free-agent signings that could put the Bears over the top in 2012. Boy, I love spending other people's money.