The Chicago Bears may not have had the most active of off-seasons, but the one thing they thought they had secured, may not be so safe any more.
New head coach John Fox has now opened the door to a changing of the ways in Chicago.
The Bears had an awful season last year and the fans will be unhappy if they should end up like that again next year.
Many of the questions surrounding the Bears towards the end of last season were aimed at quarterback Jay Cutler.
Cutler was largely blamed for many of the downfalls suffered by the Bears last season and some of the fans hopes for next year have been slightly diminished.
Following Brandon Marshall making his way to the New York Jets, the Bears have now certainly limited their offensive weaponry.
It was made clear a few weeks ago that the Bears were committed to keeping Jay Cutler as their starting quarterback.
No matter what Bears fans thought of that news, it now seems that that may not be the case following Fox's comments today.
Fox has announced that he is open to an open competition for the Bears starting spot and hinted that Cutler's spot may not be so secure.
"my experience in football, really in anything, it's not where you start a competition; it's where you finish it." - Fox on the starting QB spot
Cutler was benched in favour of Jimmy Clausen late last season due to his philosophical differences with coaches.
Fox however is also concerned about Cutler's confidence which he feels may have taken a knock.
"I think maybe he got to the point where he lacked confidence a year ago ... To build that back up, it's going to take time, daily."
Need a comeback?
The Bears are arguably one of the teams in the NFL in most need for a comeback season after several seasons dwelling at the bottom of the standings.
The Bears finished 5-11 last season and were dead last in the NFC North.
Being positioned in a division with the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers is no easy challenge to overcome so the Bears will need to Fox to take them to the levels he had the Denver Broncos playing at in order for them to ignite hopes of a resurgence.
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