Chicago Bears: 4 Players fans love to hate heading into 2020

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Chicago Bears, Bobby Massie
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Bobby Massie, RT

Just like Leno, right tackle Bobby Massie hasn’t been on the favorites list of most Bears fans. Since joining the franchise in 2016, Massie has been a mainstay in the starting lineup but hasn’t been considered one of the best on the offensive front. Entering his ninth year in the league, the soon-to-be 31-year old may be on a decline skill-wise, and it may only be a matter of time that he will be replaced.

In fact, could the addition of Jason Spriggs lead to Massie getting the ax early this season? The hope is that the addition of new offensive line coach Juan Castillo helps the entire line find better cohesiveness this season. The unit looked out of sync most of 2019. It will be interesting to see if Castillo rolls with Massie or one of the backups like Sprigs or Alex Bars.

The possibility of Massie being supplanted in 2020 isn’t an issue, but his health is. Last season, Massie missed the final five games of the year due to an ankle injury and missed six games overall in 2019. Even if healthy, Massie has to vastly improve his production in order to help a running game that struggled mightily last season.