After coming away with a 26-24 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday to improve to 10-6 on the season, the Chicago Bears lost out on an opportunity to make the playoffs when the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Green Bay Packers.
Despite the 10-6 season, head coach Lovie Smith was fired on Monday for various reasons—primarily the team only making the playoffs once in the last six seasons and the lack of an effective offense throughout his tenure.
General Manager Phil Emery will have a tough task at hand with not only hiring a new head coach but with trying to improve their current roster. There are holes on both sides of the football and this may be Emery's most important offseason.
Being a former scout, the draft is supposed to be Emery's strong suit, but he will still need to find some pieces through free agency to strengthen this team's depth.
Here is a list of six free agents the Bears must target.