Despite winning 10 games last season, the Bears have a lot of work to do this offseason if they're going to take the next step. Tuesday begins the first day in which they can make major moves and here is a peek at what their shopping list should look like.
The Bears' need areas are obvious. Their offensive line makes its annual appearance on the list. Once again they got Jay Cutler battered and put him in bad situations as they were ranked 30th overall by Pro Football Focus.
Of course, there have been some indications that the Bears are going to try to make the best out of what they already have in that area.
In addition to a struggling offensive line, the Bears got almost nowhere near enough production out of their tight ends and didn't have a single receiver rank among the 30 best deep threats in the NFL on PFF.
Not taken into account for this list are the Bears' own free agents. Obviously, if they lose a player, they will need to replace him, but that has yet to happen and is impossible to predict.
The Bears don't have a lot of space in the salary cap, but, as the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen pointed out, there is a lot they can do to create more space.
With all that being said, here is a list of the top 10 players the Bears should target in free agency this offseason.