Jonathan Bostic Days Until Chicago Bears Season Opener


We at Bear Goggles On have decided to count down the days until the Chicago Bears’ regular season opener on September 13th against their arch-rivals, the Green Bay Packers. As of today, there are 57 days until the big day, giving us a reason to give you a profile on #57, Jonathan Bostic.

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The Chicago Bears defensive woes have been the topic of conversation over the last several months. For the Bears to get back to being a top defensive in the league, they need to address the issues at linebacker. Last season they struggled terribly at this position. The hope is that players like Jon Bostic step up and have a prominent role on defense.

Jon Bostic played college football at the University of Florida then was select by the Bears in the second round of the 2013 draft with the 50th pick overall. Initially, he was thought to be a young talent that the coaches could shape into a new generation of tough, hard-hitting linebackers to replace the former player Lance Briggs.

However, Bostic has yet to be able to step up into that role. Although, he has shown some promise he struggles with consistency. Last year Bostic had 83 tackles, zero forced fumble, and zero interceptions.

Dec 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (82) catches a pass and is tackled by Chicago Bears inside linebacker Jon Bostic (57) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

2015 Outlook

Now, in his third year Bostic has to become a more reliable contributor to the Bears defense. This means he has to show up every game. He has a grand opportunity to learn under new defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Fangio has a history of helping to mold great linebackers during his time with the San Francisco 49ers. He is a coach that understands the talents of each player and how to use them in the system so that they can be successful.

If Bostic wants to make a name for himself, this year is the time to do it. It will be interesting to see, if he can make the necessary adjustments and become the player his team needs him to be.

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