What is the best possible outcome for Quintin Demps 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 safety Quintin Demps.
Demps was underrated in Houston and it shows immediately in Chicago. Demps takes over as the field general of the back end and improves not only his young running mates at safety but also the cornerback group. Eddie Jackson finds his way into the starting lineup late in the season and by the last game of 2017 Bears, fans know that they have a deadly combination at safety moving into the future. Adrian Amos and Deon Bush fill in as great depth and all of the sudden a positions that were once a feared weakness turns into a great strength. Demps is a Pro Bowler in 2017 and is talked about in media circles as one of the most underrated signings of the 2017 offseason.
The Bears just have a clutter of safeties and it cannot figure itself out. Demps holds onto a starting job, but every player they throw across from him seems to be a failure. Demps has a really poor game on a 2-7 Bears team, and his emotion shows a frustrated player. He gets benched for a game, and a duo of Eddie Jackson and Adrian Amos have the best game as a duo. The two finish out the season as starters with each other, and Demps has to walk into the 2018 offseason ready to win a job in Chicago.