Originally written on Midway Illustrated  |  Last updated 11/10/14

Alot of talk has been surfacing lately about Jerry Angelo's future. Retirement rumors popped up a few weeks ago and since it's been the topic of discussion in Chicago.

However there hasn't been an in-depth look into the future of the franchise and the window of success the Bears are operating within. As most every would guess with this defense, this front office and this coaching staff the Chicago Bears' ownership has given them a two year window to win a Super Bowl title.

Why is it a two year window? Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith's contracts are up in 2013. Plus all of the recent flurry of extensions has put a host of players also on the bubble after the 2013 season.

It seems apparent that the ownership has laid out a time table for the Bears and it's a time table Angelo is following.

Win a title in two years or else.

The defense gets older, Cutler comes up in the window of another extension, Julius Peppers gets to the end of his monstrous Briggs and Urlacher's careers start to wind down and their contracts start to go away.

Money starts to come off the payroll and with the potential for Smith and Angelo to both be gone simultaneously it leaves the Bears' ownership in a very appealing position to any potential GM.

A new GM could come in and make his own coaching hire develop his own front office and scouting division. He'd also have some financial flexibility to work with to overhaul and build the Bears' roster as he sees fit.

This to me is a sign of an ownership that is beginning to pay attention and is quietly behind the scenes letting people within this front office know that time is short.

It should be reassuring to the fans as well to know that there is a recognized timeline by the ownership that a title to the Windy City needs to be delivered by.

The defense is still playing at a championship level, and there should be the expectation that the Bears can compete again in 2012 with some minor adjustments.

Timing is everything and the obvious state of the organization indicates that fans should expect the Bears to win a Super after the 2012 or 2013 seasons.


Report: Robert Griffin III likely to return to Redskins

Izzo criticizes coaches, players after embarrassing loss

Report: Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

Is Rampage Jackson heading back to the UFC?

WATCH: DeSean Jackson mocks Eagles after win

Michael Vick: Jameis Winston is the future of the NFL


Report: No NFL team is moving to Los Angeles in 2015

Report: 49ers looking for young, offensive mind as next coach

Sheldon Richardson: I'm on the same level as JJ Watt

Kendrick Perkins: Rajon Rondo wanted out of Boston

Report: Jim Harbaugh being encouraged to take Michigan job

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

WATCH: Redskins FB gets in Eagles fan's face after TD

WATCH: Utah runs trick play on first offensive play of game

Mick Cronin misses game with unruptured aneurism

Steve Alford: Kentucky is best team I've coached against

Peyton Siva jokes that Rick Pitino is in the mob

WATCH: Montrezl Harrell ejected for throwing punch

UNC wearing Jordan-era throwback uniforms

Brian Kelly: Justin Brent gets 'distracted,' is in my doghouse

Five free agent signings that should happen in 2015

Reporter asks Rajon Rondo awkward question about trade

Video: Swaggy P elbows Steven Adams in throat, gets ejected

Video: Grizzlies buy car for assistant who had his stolen

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

RG3 returning to Redskins next season?

Tom Izzo hot after bad loss

Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: DeSean mocks Eagles

Vick: Winston is the future of the NFL

No NFL team in LA next season?

UNC rocking Jordan-era throwbacks

Reporter asks Rondo awkward question

Three quarterbacks who could be traded this offseason

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Report: NFL players used 'horny juice'

Top 10 worst NBA related commercials of all-time

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.