Despite the carousel of quarterback news this offseason, defense has quietly been its own theme of the NFC North.
The Minnesota Vikings have been active in adding to their unit, re-acquiring a veteran defensive lineman this past week after signing a number of defensive backs during the spring. Meanwhile, Detroit drafted a pair of interior linemen who will be competing for snaps in a new defensive system this season. Although Chicago will have some level of continuity on its defense, even without Kyle Fuller, age is becoming a factor for the team to consider as it ponders a possible new stadium.
Today’s divisional rundown touches on each of those topics, while examining Windy City Gridiron’s entertaining list of their favorite all-time Green Bay Packers players.
A prolonged NFL career could have been in store for Johnson, much like Matthew Stafford, had the Lions been willing to part ways back in 2016.
After a Pro Bowl season in year two, Hockenson appears poised for another breakout campaign, notably in the run-blocking phase of his game.
With a 3-4 base defense, it is possible that the third-rounder McNeill may see the bulk of the nose tackle snaps and more reps than the second-round pick Onwuzurike.
This question provided a wide variety of opinions, some serious and some rather comical.
Chicago mayor takes savage shot at Bears after team takes first step toward possible move out of Soldier Field
Mayor Lori Lightfoot believes the Bears should focus more on “beating the Packers” and “putting a winning team on the field” than on a new stadium after the organization recently bid on a 326-acre piece of land.
“No team has actually won a Super Bowl with six defensive starters in their 30s since the 2004 New England Patriots did it.” The Bears are expected to have that number, albeit players in their very early 30s, in 2021.
The rumors about a reunion last week were true as Richardson landed back with the Vikings on what appears to be a bargain deal.
Minnesota added a number of defensive backs in the offseason, but a second-year returner may push for more than just a final roster spot.
One of the Vikings’ late draft picks suffered bullet wounds while visiting family in Washington, D.C. but is expected to recover.