Jason Lieser, Chicago Sun-Times

Jason Lieser

Chicago Sun-Times

Pryor, OK, United States

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Recent articles by Jason:

New Bears QB Nick Foles already has playbook down in race for starting job

Bears coach Matt Nagy said Friday there’s no disadvantage for Foles as he battles Mitch Trubisky because he has effectively learned the offense remotely over the last two months. → Read More

Crucial questions in Bears’ offseason: Who’s under most pressure in 2020?

Sun-Times beat writer Jason Lieser answers seven important questions heading into the season. → Read More

Bears’ defense has significant questions to answer in 2020 season

Most of the attention on the Bears’ remodeling has been on the offense, but they’ve made some moves defensively that raise uncertainty. Will they still have a Super Bowl-level defense in 2020? → Read More

Bears’ 2020 schedule features 5 key elements in quest to return to playoffs

There’s some good and bad in the Bears’ upcoming schedule. But either way, it’ll be compelling television. → Read More

Bears’ 2020 schedule: Breaking down every regular-season game

The Bears will face some of the most compelling teams in the NFL — notably Tom Brady and the Buccaneers — as they try to climb back to the playoffs after an 8-8 disappointment in 2019. → Read More

Bears’ 2020 preseason schedule includes game at Broncos

The Bears originally planned to hold joint practices with former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio’s team, though that is in question because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Chicago Bears’ 2020 full schedule: Regular season features Buccaneers, Saints

The Bears will release its 2020 schedule tonight at 6:30 p.m., but dates are already leaking. Check out what we know so far. → Read More

Bears’ 2020 schedule has 2 Monday Night Football appearances

Two of the Bears’ 2020 prime-time games have been leaked → Read More

Bears’ 2020 schedule comes out Thursday. Here’s what the NFL should do.

The NFL will become the first major sports league in America to announce a plan to return to games, but the idea of a full schedule seems far from a sure thing. → 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

Bears’ confidence in Mitch Trubisky hits all-time low as they decline option

The option would’ve paid Trubisky around $24 million in 2021, and the Bears easily could’ve escaped it if necessary. Instead, they see little chance of him turning his career around. → Read More

Chicago Bears decline QB Mitch Trubisky’s 5th-year option for 2021 season

The Bears would’ve paid him around $24 million if they had exercised the option on his rookie contract. → Read More

The big question: How did the Chicago Bears do in free agency and the draft?

This was their shot to fix a team that went 8-8 last season. Did they get it done? → Read More

The big question: How did the Chicago Bears do in free agency and the draft?

This was their shot to fix a team that went 8-8 last season. Did they get it done? → Read More

Chicago Bears to sign veteran WR, returner Ted Ginn Jr.: source

The 13-year pro had a productive season for the Saints last year and there’s good reason to believe he’s got something left. → Read More

ESPN’s Mike Tannenbaum clarifies criticism of Bears drafting Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet

Tannenbaum ignited a media flare-up between himself and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly by calling the pick "shockingly poor" and saying Kmet "can’t run." He explained those comments in an interview with the Sun-Times on Wednesday. → Read More

ESPN’s Mike Tannenbaum clarifies criticism of Bears drafting Notre Dame TE Cole Kmet

Tannenbaum ignited a media flare-up between himself and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly by calling the pick "shockingly poor" and saying Kmet "can’t run." He explained those comments in an interview with the Sun-Times on Wednesday. → Read More

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly says Bears TE Cole Kmet will be ‘in line’ with NFL’s best

Brian Kelly coached Travis Kelce and other star tight ends and has no doubt Kmet will reach their level. → Read More

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly says Bears TE Cole Kmet will be ‘in line’ with NFL’s best

Brian Kelly coached Travis Kelce and other star tight ends and has no doubt Kmet will reach their level. → Read More

Bears re-sign veteran DT John Jenkins, who played for them in 2017

Jenkins is an under-the-radar pickup for the Bears after playing all 16 games for the Dolphins last season. → Read More