Chicago Bears Statistical Breakdown: OLB

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Leonard Floyd
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Leonard Floyd /

How did the Chicago Bears fare with their outside linebackers statistically in 2017?

Injuries again was a theme in the Chicago Bears season. Of course, they were already pretty bad when Leonard Floyd suffered his season ending injury, though.

That did not stop Floyd from having a decent year. In ten games, he put up 5.5 sacks, and was on pace to ascend on a strong rookie season. One of his sacks went for a safety, the second forced safety of his career. He also added in 35 tackles in his second season.

Sam Acho was the most active player for the Bears of the outside linebackers. That’s when you know they have some issues. Still, he played 61% of the defensive snaps and put up three sacks and 40 tackles.

Leonard Floyd was second in snaps played and that was followed by Pernell McPhee. McPhee played just over 36% of the teams snaps, and was able to stay tied with Sam Acho. It is no surprise that McPhee is out producing Acho per snap, but vice versa in snaps played.

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Lamarr Houston was cut this offseason and brought back after the Leonard Floyd injury. He ended up playing in just 231 snaps, 21% of the teams snaps, but he put up a whopping four sacks. He also brought in ten tackles. Lamarr Houston made a strong case to be brought back for another season. Talk about irony.

Willie Young was out for the year early after playing in just 119 snaps, slightly over 11%. He added in two sacks over that span.