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Under Center Podcast: The return of JJ Stankevitz

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Under Center Podcast: The return of JJ Stankevitz

NBC Sports Chicago's JJ Stankevitz returns to the podcast after a long time off and joins host Laurence Holmes to discuss how the Bears season ended and what they need to do going forward.

(1:48) - How much Bears did JJ watch at the end of the season

(5:00) - What does Mitch Trubisky's future look like?

(9:40) - Could Case Keenum be the free agent answer for the Bears?

(13:10) - Watching Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes in the playoffs

(21:44) - This offseason is all about the quarterback

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NFL Draft 2020: 5 bold predictions about what the Bears and Ryan Pace will do

NFL Draft 2020: 5 bold predictions about what the Bears and Ryan Pace will do

The NFL Draft is only a few weeks away and the Bears need a strong class to solidify their team as contenders.

There are holes to fill, players to consider for the future beyond this season.

But what will we see from the Bears and general manager Ryan Pace?

Will the Bears trade down to collect picks? Acquiring double-digit draft picks? Will Pace trade up to draft an impact player?

Will the Bears draft a quarterback or do they believe Nick Foles or Mitch Trubisky will be the starter for years to come?

Here are five bold predictions for what Pace and the Bears will do later this month.

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NFL Draft 2020: 5 mistakes the Bears need to avoid to be successful

NFL Draft 2020: 5 mistakes the Bears need to avoid to be successful

The Bears enter the 2020 NFL Draft without a ton of draft picks because of trades made to bolster a roster hoping to contend for a Super Bowl.

But the Bears still have holes to fill if they really want to contend with the NFL's best.

And Bears general manager Ryan Pace made some blunders in his first five drafts.

There were the times he traded up for Mitchell Trubisky and Leonard Floyd.

He's frequently bet on athletic profiles and raw talent instead of football skills and traits.

And don't forget Kevin White.

Here are the five mistakes Pace and the Bears need to avoid.

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