What is the best possible outcome for Adrian Amos in 2017 and what his worst possible outcome?
As we get ready for the 2017 Bears season, it is a good time to look at the ceiling and floor of every player currently on the Bears roster. Of course, career ending injury is the absolute floor, but we will try to keep it to an on the field scenario. Also, this is the most reasonable ceiling to be set, Mitchell Trubisky is not going to be Super Bowl MVP, MVP and Rookie of the Year this season. With that all said, this edition will look at safety Adrian Amos.
The addition of Quintin Demps to the secondary turns out to be very important. Amos and Demps devel
op chemistry instantly. Amos, now in a role that relies on him playing mainly in the box finally has hit his stride and is playing consistent football as a premier run defending safety. Amos plays all 16 games and posts career highs in tackles, sacks and forced fumbles. The Bears realize they have found their duo for the near future and with Eddie Jackson, Deon Bush and more as depth, they no longer have a need to invest in the safety position.
The Bears realize that Demps fits better in the box than Amos. Despite the two starting together for the first four weeks of the season, the team is getting torched deep. Amos takes the brunt of the blame and with Demps being the free agent signee, Amos is the first benched. Eddie Jackson or Deon Bush steps in next to Demps and the two find instant chemistry. Amos has his role delegated to a backup to Demps and goes from a 30 game starter in his first two seasons to a special teamer. The writing is on the wall that 2018 will be his last season with the Bears, and he enters the offseason with talk that he may even be cut or traded in the summer.