Chicago Bears snap counts: Taylor Gabriel true WR2

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Taylor Gabriel
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 12: Taylor Gabriel /

What were some of the biggest takeaways from the Chicago Bears Week One snap counts?

The Chicago Bears Week One loss to the Green Bay Packers was devastating. But, we must remember that it was only Week One. Nobody thought that the Bears would win, so in actuality it was a nice step forward on Sunday.

With that in mind, it is time to collect the information that will help us judge how good this team will be moving forward. While we all judged Matt Nagy for his play calling, how did he do in terms of personnel?

Coming  from the Week One snap counts, it was clear that he was mixing and matching things on offense.

One of the big notes on the offensive side of the ball is Taylor Gabriel getting 86% of the snaps. Gabriel hardly played in the preseason, and there was a lot of talk that names such as Anthony Miller would see the field and the ball more than Gabriel.

Through one week, Gabriel was clearly ahead of the two in pecking order. Gabriel was targeted five times and saw 21 more snaps than Miller, who is clearly number three right now.

Down the chart we see Kevin White with 12 healthy snaps. We will take that. One last note is 40% played for Tarik Cohen.

On defense, Khalil Mack took in 70% of the teams snaps. Maybe a touch higher than Nagy wanted, but he was balling. Roquan Smith only played eight snaps, most in relief of a banged up Danny Trevathan.

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Lastly, we see Jonathan Bullard vs Roy Robertson-Harris. Bullard is listed as the starter on the depth chart. However, Robertson-Harris played one more snap than Bullard and was on the field before him as well.

This back and forth duo will fight for time throughout the year.