As the Chicago Bears get ready to open training camp in a make-or-break year, they have a lot to figure out as they head into training camp.
While much has changed around the Bears team, many of the players are the same. Nine of 11 starters on defense will return this year.
They're also returning more than half of their offensive starters, although they do expect to have three new starters on the offensive line.
General manager Phil Emery has added some young players and veterans to increase competition with all of the returning starters.
The biggest changes will be at a higher level, as they have an almost entirely new coaching staff this year. Marc Trestman has taken over as the head coach, while Aaron Kromer is the offensive coordinator/line coach and Mel Tucker is the defensive coordinator.
Their defensive system is expected to remain very similar to what they've run in the past, but the Bears will have drastic changes offensively.
Like most teams, the Bears have a lot of questions that need to be answered. If the answers turn out to be favorable, there is no reason they shouldn't be considered Super Bowl contenders.