Anticipation and excitement is officially heating up for football season with NFL training camps fully underway. We're not far off from live in-game action, either. The Chicago Bears' preseason opener is exactly 10 days away when they square off against the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday, Aug. 13.
There's a lot to look forward to for Bears fans. Not only has Justin Fields officially been handed the keys to the franchise under center but it'll be in a new offensive system under head coach Matt Eberflus and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.
Eberflus recently discussed his initial plan for the Bears' preseason opener, and it may surprise some fans. Either way, it's exciting news in Chicago.
Bears Preseason Opener
According to Bears insider Larry Mayer, the starters will in fact play against the Chiefs. Eberflus wasn't sure how many reps, but the team wants "to get them a good amount."
Starters seeing playing time in preseason is not your average approach. But, it makes perfect sense considering the massive changes to Chicago's coaching staff and overall offensive system.
Chicago's preseason opener could answer a lot of immediate questions around the franchise. What sort of progression does Fields make in Year 2? Who will step up on the wide receiver depth chart after Allen Robinson's departure? Who will fill the gap for Khalil Mack on the defensive side of the ball?
For now, the Bears enter as -170 moneyline favorites in this preseason opener, according to NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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