Mark Potash, Chicago Sun-Times

Mark Potash

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

3-13? With unpredictable Bears, anything is possible

USA Today’s Nate Davis projects a woeful 2020 season for the Bears. Though 3-13 seems pretty dire, it’s tough to push back too hard after last year’s disappointing season. The doomsayers were right. → Read More

Are Bears falling behind in the NFC North?

Probably not. The Vikings (Everson Griffen), Packers (Bryan Bulaga) and Lions (Darius Slay) all had significant offseason losses. Then again, all three division rivals have established quarterbacks, so ... → Read More

1st-and-10: Bears can use Larry Warford, but can they afford him?

The three-time Pro Bowl guard, who was cut by the Saints in a salary-cap move Friday, would be a plug-and-play starter and immediate upgrade for the Bears. → Read More

At 35, Ted Ginn’s game hasn’t changed: ‘I can still run’

Veteran wide receiver’s speed could help the Bears fill the void left by Taylor Gabriel’s absence. But he’ll have to prove he’s still got it. → Read More

At 35, Ted Ginn’s game hasn’t changed: ‘I can still run’

Veteran wide receiver’s speed could help the Bears fill the void left by Taylor Gabriel’s absence. But he’ll have to prove he’s still got it. → Read More

Were the Bears right to decline QB Mitch Trubisky’s option?

The Sun-Times’ Patrick Finley, Jason Lieser and Mark Potash answer the Bears’ most pressing question of the week. → Read More

Do you miss Jay Cutler? Get over it

With Mitch Trubisky’s Bears career in limbo, revisionist history is making some Bears fans long for a talented-but-flawed quarterback who was much better in their memory than on the field. → Read More

Bears post-draft review: It’s all about the QB

Newcomer Nick Foles will help answer the key question: Is the Bears’ problem the quarterback, the head coach or the general manager? → Read More

1st-and-10: The 2020 Bears spotlight is on ... Juan Castillo?

No doubt, Castillo’s role will be crucial. Even with the addition of Nick Foles, Jimmy Graham and Cole Kmet, the Bears’ most important upgrade is arguably an offensive line that returns virtually intact from 2019. → Read More

Ryan Pace turns it up a notch for fifth-round draft haul

With opportunity knocking, the Bears’ GM pulled off two trades to end up with three players he coveted: Tulsa pass rusher Trevis Gipson, Georgia Southern cornerback Kindle Vildor and speedy Tulane receiver Darnell Mooney. → Read More

2020 NFL Draft: Bears take Tennessee State OL Lachavious Simmons in seventh round

Bears finish 2020 draft by addressing their offensive line — taking Colorado’s Arlington Hambright at 226th overall and Simmons at 227th overall. → Read More

A pick-by-pick look at the Bears draft

From Rounds 2 to 7, a look at the whom the Bears selected. → Read More

Ryan Pace: Cole Kmet, Jaylon Johnson too good to pass up

With five holes to fill and what is considered a deep second round, Pace saw an opportunity to get what he wanted and didn’t play any games — resisting offers to trade down. → Read More

Cole Kmet eager to be a hometown hero

Getting drafted by the Bears in the second round is a "dream come true" for the Notre Dame tight end, who grew up in Lake Barrington and starred at St. Viator in Arlington Heights. → Read More

NFL Draft: Who’s the best bet for the Bears at No. 43?

The Sun-Times’ Bears experts suggest who the team should draft with their first of two second-round selections Friday. → Read More

NFC North: Lions draft Ohio State CB Jeff Okudah at No. 3

No doubt the Lions needed help in the secondary. They had the worst pass defense in the NFL last season — and traded disgruntled Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay to the Eagles. → Read More

The Sun-Times’ position-by-position guide to the Bears’ draft needs

We spent all month breaking down the Bears to gauge their needs in the NFL draft, which starts Thursday. → Read More

Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky: Shoulder is ‘100 percent’

Trubisky told former teammate Chase Daniel his left shoulder, which he had surgically repaired in the offseason, "feels better and stronger than it did before even hurt it." → Read More

Ryan Pace’s NFL Draft decision: Which holes to fill?

Bears can live with Deon Bush at safety, Kevin Toliver at corner, Germain Ifedi/Rashaad Coward at guard. But a second-round pick can provide upgrades at those positions — and wide receiver and tight end as well. → Read More

In win-now mode, does Bears GM Ryan Pace dare draft for the future?

The Bears’ general manager figures to use his second-round picks to fill some holes — tight end, guard, safety, cornerback, wide receiver. But drafting with the long term in mind — even QB or OT — isn’t out of the question. → Read More