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State of the Franchise: Chicago Bears

Breaking down the Chicago Bears roster. Where they stand now, and what they need to do.
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CHICAGO BEARS COACHING STAFF

HC: Matt EBERFLUS
OC: Luke GETSY
DC: Alan WILLIAMS
ST: Richard HIGHTOWER

CHICAGO BEARS OFFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LWR, Equanimeous ST. BROWN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 57.4
  • Contract – Equanimeous St. Brown signed a 1 year [2022], $965,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

RWR, Darnell MOONEY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 74.7
  • Contract – Darnell Mooney signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $3,577,052 contract with the Chicago Bears.

SWR, Byron PRINGLE

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 66.5
  • Contract – Byron Pringle signed a 1 year [2022], $4,125,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

LT, Teven JENKINS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 47.5
  • Contract – Teven Jenkins signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $8,387,847 contract with the Chicago Bears.

LG, Cody WHITEHAIR

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 66.2
  • Contract – Cody Whitehair signed a 5 year [2019-2024], $51,250,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

C, Lucas PATRICK

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 57.2
  • Contract – Lucas Patrick signed a 2 year [2022-2023], $8,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

RG, Dakota DOZIER

  • PFF Grade (2020) – 44.6
  • Contract – Dakota Dozier signed a 1 year [2022], $1,120,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

RT, Larry BOROM

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 61.4
  • Contract – Larry Borom signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $3,813,080 contract with the Chicago Bears.

TE, Cole KMET

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 63.4
  • Contract – Cole Kmet signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $7,577,778 contract with the Chicago Bears.

QB, Justin FIELDS

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.2
  • Contract – Justin Fields signed a 4 year [2021-2024*], $18,871,957 contract with the Chicago Bears.

RB, David MONTGOMERY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 69.8
  • Contract – David Montgomery signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $4,015,380 contract with the Chicago Bears.

FB, Khari BLASINGAME

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 55.7
  • Contract – Khari Blasingame signed a 1 year [2022], $965,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

Bench Depth

I. Coulter (LWR), N. Webster (RWR), D. Newsome (SWR), L. Simmons (LT), D. Eiselen (LG), S. Mustipher (C), W. Wright (RG), T. Wheatley Jr. (RT), J. Horsted (TE), T. Siemian (QB), K. Herbert (RB)

CHICAGO BEARS DEFENSIVE DEPTH CHART

LDE, Trevis GIPSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 70.4
  • Contract – Trevis Gipson signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $3,620,672 contract with the Chicago Bears.

LDT, Khyiris TONGA

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 52.1
  • Contract – Khyiris Tonga signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $3,563,648 contract with the Chicago Bears.

RDT, Justin JONES

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 57.9
  • Contract – Justin Jones signed a 2 year [2022-2023], $12,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

RDE, Robert QUINN

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 69.9
  • Contract – Robert Quinn signed a 5 year [2020-2024], $70,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

WLB, Nicholas MORROW

  • PFF Grade (2020) – 63.7
  • Contract – Nicholas Morrow signed a 1 year [2022], $3,000,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

MLB, Roquan SMITH

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 46.3
  • Contract – Roquan Smith signed a 4 year [2018-2022], $18,477,168 contract with the Chicago Bears.

SLB, Caleb JOHNSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 37.5
  • Contract – Caleb Johnson signed a 3 year [2021-2023], $2,432,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

LCB, Jaylon JOHNSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 64.2
  • Contract – Jaylon Johnson signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $6,468,770 contract with the Chicago Bears.

SS, DeAndre HOUSTON-CARSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 78.0
  • Contract – DeAndre Houston-Carson signed a 1 year [2022], $1,770,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

FS, Eddie JACKSON

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 59.0
  • Contract – Eddie Jackson signed a 4 year [2021-2024], $58,400,000 contract with the Chicago Bears.

RCB, Kindle VILDOR

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 50.2
  • Contract – Kindle Vildor signed a 4 year [2020-2023], $3,605,672 contract with the Chicago Bears.

SCB, Duke SHELLEY

  • PFF Grade (2021) – 53.7
  • Contract – Duke Shelley signed a 4 year [2019-2022], $2,587,840 contract with the Chicago Bears.

Bench Depth

J. Attaochu (LDE), A. Blackson (LDT), M. Edwards Jr. (RDT), A. Muhammad (RDE), N. Dawkins (WLB), J. Thomas (MLB), L. Mack (SLB), T. Graham Jr. (LCB), D. Cruikshank (SS), L. Jackson (RCB)

Team Needs

OFFENSE

Average PFF Grade: 60.7

Starters with contracts expiring after 2022: E. St. Brown (LWR), B. Pringle (SWR), D. Dozier (RG), D. Montgomery (RB), K. Blasingame (FB)

Below average PFF grades: E. St. Brown (57.4), T. Jenkins (47.5), L. Patrick (57.2), D. Dozier (44.6), K. Blasingame (55.7)

DEFENSE

Average PFF Grade: 58.6

Starters with contracts expiring after 2022: N. Morrow (WLB), R. Smith (MLB), D. Houston-Carson (SS), D. Shelley (SCB)

Below average PFF grades: K. Tonga (52.1), J. Jones (57.9), R. Smith (46.3), C. Johnson (37.5), K. Vildor (50.2), D. Shelley (53.7)

2022 Draft Picks

Round 2: No. 39
Round 2: No. 48 (from Chargers)
Round 3: No. 71
Round 5: No. 148 (from Texans)
Round 5: No. 150
Round 6: No. 186

2022 Cap Space

Draft Strategy

Low PFF grades: SLB (37.5), RG (44.6), MLB (46.3), LT (47.5), RCB (50.2)

Expiring contracts: LWR (57.4), SWR (66.5), RG (44.6), RB (69.8), FB (55.7), WLB (63.7), MLB (46.3), SS (78.0), SCB (53.7)

2022 NFL Draft Top Prospects: DEFENSIVE PLAYERSWRS, OL, TES, QBS, RBS

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