Chicago Bears: 3 most under-hyped players heading into the 2020 season

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Chicago Bears, Cordarrelle Patterson
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Cordarrelle Patterson

Cordarrelle Patterson has been a versatile player his whole career. He has been used as a receiver, running back, tight end, and of course on special teams. The Bears gave him a 2-year, $10 million dollar contract after the 2018-2019 season, which is a decent payday for a gadget player.

They brought him into a creative offensive scheme ran by Matt Nagy. It seemed that this would be a perfect guy for Nagy to use in the offense. Patterson flashed some great play on special teams and as a gadget player.

Since he was not used that much, it was easy for Bears fans to forget about him. He is a player who can spark an offense because, with his speed and big-play ability, he can make any play a big gain.

If Nagy devises some more plays for Patterson, he could be a real threat this season. We saw glimpses of what he could do last season, and if Nagy builds on that, we could be in for a real treat.

Patterson is so versatile that he needs to be hyped up. Bears fans should be excited about the new offense that hopefully includes a playmaker like Patterson more. Draw up some end-around runs, some trick plays, or even just put him at the flex when a spark is needed. Patterson really is a Swiss army knife and could be in for a big year if given the opportunity.