The Chicago Bears have brought in plenty of rookie talent for this season, and they will all be eager to produce. Just what can we expect from these main rookies that will play?
The Chicago Bears are going into this season with the goal of making a playoff push after a lackluster performance last year. Through free agency, the Bears brought in some great veterans like Robert Quinn and Jimmy Graham, as well as some great depth pieces like Artie Burns and Jordan Lucas. Going into the draft, the Bears had a few holes to address. They came out of the draft with many of their main holes filled with new young talent.
Rookies have played a big part in Matt Nagy’s system over the last couple of years. Anthony Miller played a bunch in his first year, as well as Roquan Smith. This demonstrates that Nagy is not afraid to start rookies or at least give them a lot of snaps. With players like Cole Kmet and Jaylon Johnson set to see lots of snaps, their production should be high, as has been the case with recent rookies on the Bears.
Although the Bears did not have a first-round pick, they found great value for their other picks, including their late-round picks. Altogether, these rookies should combine for plenty of production this season, and the Bears might have found some future cornerstones.