PFF: Suffers the biggest weakness ‘Everything’ but RB

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Justin Fields of the Chicago Bears calls the signal against the Cincinnati Bengals at Soldier Field.

The Chicago Bears have been predicted by many NFL analysts to have one of the worst lineups in the league next season.

Monday Night Football’s Louis Riddick said on ESPN’s “Get Up” on June 16 that he predicts the Bears will be the worst team in the NFL in 2022 and Seth Walder of ESPN The Bears ranked last in his annual Predicted Soccer Strength Index, essentially rating them as the worst of all 32 teams.

Now, in his analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of all 16 NFC teams, Pro Football Focus’s Sam Monson has offered more in-depth criticism at Chicago and its roster.

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The Bears’ greatest strength, Per Monson: Running Back

The Bears have a first-year general manager (Ryan Poles) and head coach (Matt Eberflus) who inherited the limited salary cap and minimum draft capital from the previous regime, and as a result, the team. Had one of the quietest stays. of all 32 NFL teams. Poland has shied away from big-name talent and long-term contracts in favor of cheaper one-year contracts given to mid-tier players in the hope that one or two will elevate their respective games. surname.

The result is a squad that receives little respect from analysts across the league.

Even listing the team’s sole strength, Monson seemed a little annoyed at the praise, even though he ran off after David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert.

Monson wrote on July 6. “David Montgomery may have only averaged 3.8 yards per take last season, but 2.5 of those came after exposure. He broke 139 tackles in three seasons. Khalil Herbert had an incredibly good PFF javelin of 84.4 during his rookie season, averaging 2.8 yards after exposure. Attacks may not let them shine, but Chicago’s running back is the strength of this squad.”

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‘Location group is a mess’ for Bears, says Monson

Monson lists Chicago’s biggest weakness as “everything else”. The Seattle Seahawks are the only other NFC team whose roster is arguably bad enough to warrant that kind of criticism. That the Bears were one of only two teams selected to have a clearly lousy roster is a concern when it comes to training camp.

Monson also expressed concern about what this could mean for 23-year-old midfielder Justin Fields.

“Almost everything else on the list is a weakness,” Monson added. “You can make arguments for individual players, but position groups in general are a mess. The Bears rank 30th on the PFF roster, and that doesn’t bode well for Justin Fields’ prospects in his sophomore season. “

The Bears’ quarterback is entering its second season, and many, including Riddick and Monson, have predicted Fields will suffer due to Chicago’s lackluster roster, but Bears QB thinks he and his teammates will is fine.

“The players we have right now are good enough,” Fields told Bleacher Report in May, adding:

“The front office thinks so too. The fans outside the facility, they don’t know what’s going on at the rehearsal. Just because we don’t have a big name guy, doesn’t mean those guys aren’t talented. I am confident in myself and my teammates that we will get the job done. “

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