Ryan Pace had his best offseason yet as Bears general manager. Sure, we can't truly grade his efforts until the games start in September, but on paper, he's built what looks like a very competitive roster.
In fact, the Bears were recently ranked second among the teams most likely to end a long-standing playoff drought.
Pace has been the recipient of high grades in both the draft and free agency, and when all of his moves were added up by Bleacher Report, he scored an A+.
The Bears waded into the free-agent pool and pulled in a big fish with the top available wide receiver in Allen Robinson. The restructuring didn't stop there. Receivers Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller should be an awesome duo working over the middle of the field. Now, Kevin White's health is an afterthought.
Defensively, Kyle Fuller's retention may be as important if not more so than drafting Roquan Smith with the eighth overall pick, and Smith is the favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the Year.
The decision to hire Matt Nagy was the biggest move of them all. Rarely do general managers get a chance to hire three head coaches. If they've gone through two, chances are they're looking for work. As a result, Pace's long-term job stability goes hand-in-hand with Nagy, who's charged with getting the most out of Chicago's newest players.
Bears fans have enjoyed a uniquely positive offseason in 2018. Now it's up to the players to bring that momentum to the field and convert high grades into a lot of wins.