4. Dion Sims
The Chicago Bears have maintained that Dion Sims is going to have a role in the offense. They have talked about 13 personnel, and the need for a “U”, “F”, and “Y” tight end in this offense.
The Bears had a chance to opt out of giving Dion Sims $6 million, but they elected instead to keep him. This should speak to their faith in Sims and his place on the roster. Still, it is hard not to project a down year for Sims in 2018.
If the Chicago Bears are playing their cards right, Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen will both be out snapping him. That also means outproducing him statistically. Sims is already known as more of a blocker than a pass catcher, and that is what his role is expected to be in 2018 as well.
Sims 15 receptions was a career low dating all the way back to his rookie season. There is a realistic chance that he does not top that number in 2018.