Chicago Bears: Three pleasant surprises
Similar to Allen Robinson, without any snaps in the preseason no one knew what they were going to get out of Aaron Lynch. However, unlike Lynch, there was supreme pessimism. Lynch has not done nearly as much as Robinson and has a history of poor play and injuries.
There was more buzz that Lynch would get cut than there was buzz that Lynch would start in Week One. So, Aaron Lynch started in Week one. Of course, that was extremely short-lived as he was just a placeholder for Khalil Mack. Still, he has played twice as many snaps as Sam Acho and is the third man in that mix with Leonard Floyd.
The best part? He has looked just fine. He was shaking off some rust in his first game ahead of Mack. However, as a rotational player, he has brought some heat and made some plays in the running game.
He has always known how to set an edge and put up two tackles and a sack against the Seattle Seahawks. It is underrated, but rotational depth in the pass rush is essential, and he has given the Chicago Bears something to believe in with ability in that area. This is an underrated sign, but a great sign moving forward for the Chicago Bears.