It is not entirely how champions go about their way of winning, but how they are led into battle.  Ancient war leaders are remembered today for their valiant, tactical, and courageous character.  These leaders were all labeled with similar attributes: energetic but deliberate, charismatic but merciless, confident but humble.  The same can be said for potential NFL head coach candidates.  Ryan Pace immediately knew he found a suitable King to rule his Empire in Matt Nagy.  One year later, the Bears are primed for a Super Bowl run.  Coincidentally, the past three teams (Falcons, Eagles, Rams) to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl all have one thing in common.  These teams were led into their respective seasons by extremely charismatic, trailblazing, second-year head coaches.

Dan Quinn (Falcons), Doug Pederson (Eagles), and Sean McVay (Rams) all took the league by storm in their second-year as head coach.  Entering the 2019 season, Chicago is similarly led by second-year head coach, Matt Nagy.  The sole expectation in 2019 is to bring a long awaited Lombari Trophy back to Halas Hall.  Chicago currently has the 5th best odds to win Super Bowl LIV (54), entirely due to how Nagy has transformed the Bears losing culture into that of a prideful and winning team.

Offensively, there is another trend Chicago will need to improve upon if they want to end their season in Miami, hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.  Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles all ranked top-3 in scoring offense during their respective Super Bowl runs.  With free agent/draft acquisitions, Mike Davis, David Montgomery, Riley Ridley and Cordarrelle Patterson, Coach Nagy’s potential for offensive creativity deepens.  However, this offense will ultimately go through the hands of Mitchell Trubisky.  With flashes of brilliance and greatness in 2018, you can bet Trubisky will enter 2019 ready to improve and develop as one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL.  Interestingly enough; Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz, and Jared Goff were all (formerly) considered potential MVP candidates during their Super Bowl runs.  Nagy understands the offense must take the next step to successfully be in the hunt for the Lombari Trophy.  Don’t be surprised to hear Mitchell Trubisky’s name in the MVP conversation next year.

Last year various media outlets labeled the Bears as the “2018 Los Angeles Rams”.  Chicago is done following the Rams’ blueprint.  In 2019, the Bears will take their own path towards Miami.  The city of Chicago should be excited for this team, but truth be told, the fans should be more excited for the man in charge.  2019 has the potential for an offensive explosion, unlike any in the history of the team.  Will NFL history repeat itself and find yet another second-year head coach leading his team to Super Bowl LIV?  The crusade begins September 5th.  You absolutely won’t want to miss it.