The Bears went out and addressed the quarterback position by signing Andy Dalton and drafting Justin Fields. Those two will compete with Nick Foles for the starting job, who helped guide the Bears to the playoffs last year.
Chicago Bears Odds to Win the Super Bowl
The Bears are toward the bottom of the league in terms of their Super Bowl odds, which stand at +4800 in the preseason. Chicago is a fringe playoff team if the quarterback play improves, so these odds make a lot of sense. It also needs to contend with a tough schedule that will certainly test the Bears for three months.
Betting Chicago Bears Futures
Consecutive 8-8 seasons means Chicago is an underdog in the NFC North with +300 division odds heading into the season. The Bears should get better play at quarterback, which should help them contend for a playoff spot. Chicago is +184 to make the playoffs for a second straight year.
The Bears always seem to be around the top-10 in the league on defense, and that should continue this season with Khalil Mack leading the charge. The linebacker has +2400 odds to be named the Defensive Player of the Year, the best odds to win an individual award for the Bears.
Fields has +15000 odds to win MVP, but he’s the second choice for Offensive Rookie of the Year at +550. He’ll of course need to win the starting job early enough in the season to do that, but he has to beat out two veterans in Dalton and Nick Foles, who has +20000 MVP odds.