Best Case, Worst Case: Marcus Cooper

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What is the best possible outcome for Marcus Cooper and what is his worst scenario?

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 running back Marcus Cooper.

Best Case:

Cooper shows up motivated to be the best cornerback on the team, and by the second preseason game, it becomes apparent that he is that. Cooper wins a starting job early, and in the first game, he keeps Julio Jones in check. With Mike Evans and Antonio Brown all held under 100 yards, talk starts to surround Cooper. Crevon LeBlanc and Prince Amukamara win the other starting spots and the trio of cornerbacks forms together as a cohesive group. They bring all three back and their secondary becomes a team strength thanks to the spark from Cooper.

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Worst Case:

Cooper was the player that teams picked on in the Cardinals secondary for a reason. He looks lost early in training camp, and in terms of playbook recognition is one of the lowest of the group. Kyle Fuller earns the trust of the coaches and LeBlanc and Amukamara do their things. Bryce Callahan provides more special teams value, and people start questioning if he will only get a chance to start and make the team because of his contract. He starts just five games and rumors start to swirl that he will be moving on in the offseason, as the Bears can save $4 million next year.