Which way is the stock trending for the Chicago Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris?
Roy Robertson-Harris exploded onto the scene for the Chicago Bears in Week One of 2019 against the Packers. Many thought it would set a tone for the season to come. Instead, it was arguably the top highlight and peak of his 2019 season.
His season was not injury-riddled like Bilal Nichols, but compared to the expectations the first game brought, it certainly was a disappointment. He recorded one sack in Week One, and still could not top the three sacks he posted in 2018.
So, early into the season, the expectation was that RRH would be pricing himself out of the Bears range. They could tag him as an unrestricted free agent, but teams may be inclined to match that. Instead, as the season went on, his name cooled off.
The Bears did slap a tender on him, and no team came calling to challenge the Bears and give them a chance to match.
Still, while that would signify his stock going down, there is a case to be made for the positive. He gets another chance at free agency. This year, he will be an unrestricted free agent.
No matter what, if he balls out, he is going to get paid for it. He has started to get his name mentioned in circles, but a big season could make it much louder. He has a lot to play for. Beyond that, as we noted, he did play more than Eddie Goldman throughout portions of the season. The team sees him as a valuable addition to the defensive line.
We knew they would not let him go easily, but now that they have kept him, they plan to use him to his maximum ability