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NFC North Rundown: Matt Nagy will call the plays for the Bears in 2021

In a make-or-break season for Chicago’s head coach, Nagy will run the offense with a new signal caller.

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As free agency buzz dies down across the NFC North, pre-draft speculation has started to pick up.

Before those stories begin to dominate the divisional headlines, today’s rundown takes a look at positions still being addressed across the Midwest, particularly in Minnesota and Detroit as several areas of the roster have received complete overhauls. Will the Vikings change their defensive scheme? And will the Lions be able to improve their receiving unit with the help of more speed?

Before those questions are addressed, we check in on Chicago, where Matt Nagy announced he will be the primary play caller next season as the Bears look to find more consistency on offense.

Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy returning to calling plays on offense

With a new quarterback on board, Nagy quickly laid the question to bed on who would be calling the plays in 2021.

Bears expectations roundtable: The offense, the rub

With a new quarterback and a few recently-acquired skill position players, did the Bears’ offense get better this offseason? Windy City Gridiron provides several thoughts.

Can the Bears ever break out of this vicious quarterback cycle?

It has been a quite unimpressive list of quarterbacks since Jay Cutler, and the Bears are keeping tabs on potential first-round picks. But will Chicago ever get out of quarterback purgatory?

Detroit Lions

Lions set to host veteran cornerback Quinton Dunbar for visit

Detroit looks to be adding another veteran corner to the defense this offseason after signing Corn Elder earlier in free agency.

Lions adding speed at wide receiver this offseason

After allowing Kenny Golladay to sign elsewhere, the Lions are continuing to re-create the wide receiver room and the element of speed is a big component of that remodel.

Can Tyrell Crosby Excel at Right Tackle?

Assumed to be the starter at right tackle in 2021, Crosby is looking to sustain and improve upon a league-average season last year, including a career-high pass-blocking grade.

Minnesota Vikings

Six positions the Vikings may need to fill through the NFL draft

The Vikings have had an eventful free agency already with a plethora of signings, but here are some additional areas they could still look to target in this month’s draft.

What Changes Could be Coming to the Vikings’ Defense?

Is a 4-2-5 defense in store for Minnesota’s current roster personnel, and how successful has it been across the league? These are two burning questions in anticipation of defensive changes next season.

Vikings LT for 2021 Probably Isn’t on the Roster, According to Paul Allen

There are a pair of returning options for Minnesota at left tackle next season, but here is a further look at the remaining free agents and first-round prospects of interest to bolster the Vikings’ blind-side protection.