These starters for the Chicago Bears will benefit most from playing in the preseason.
Assuming that the global pandemic doesn’t postpone the scheduled start of the 2020 NFL season, it appears that the Chicago Bears will be attempting to start the year off on the right note. According to NBC Sports Chicago, in the middle of the month of May, head coach Matt Nagy announced that the team’s starters will participate in this year’s preseason.
This will be a far cry from what the franchise did leading up to Week 1 of the 2019 regular season. The Bears’ starters were sidelined for virtually the entire preseason last year. As a result, the team struggled (mainly the offense) and never recaptured the magic that got them the NFC North title in 2018.
Nagy admits that not playing the starters in the 2019 preseason was a mistake, and hopes that this is one move that will turn things around for Chicago in 2020.
All of the starters on both sides of the ball could greatly benefit from getting reps during the preseason. Obviously, some need the playing time more than others. However, it will get the team where they need to be once the regular season begins.
Of course, the starting lineup won’t look exactly the same as last year, which means that there will be some new faces in some places. Some of those faces having already been on the Bears’ roster, while others are new additions to the team. All in all, getting this playing time during the preseason will come in handy for whoever is selected for the first string.
Here are some of the starters who will benefit the most from playing in the preseason this year.