Joyner: Bears are Super Bowl contenders
Teams normally shy away from predicting Super Bowl success in the preseason, but that usual admonition didn't prevent Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall from telling fans at a recent scrimmage that the Bears will go to the Super Bowl.
One might think Marshall would face some backlash for making a vocal declaration of that caliber about a team with only one playoff win and two winning seasons since 2007.
The reason Marshall hasn't received any push-back is that he is spot-on in his assessment. A variety of metric and scouting elements show that Chicago has done a superb job of setting itself up to be a Super Bowl contender.Read the entire piece.