Who are the 40th and 39th best players on the Chicago Bears 2020 roster?
With the season quickly approaching, we have been counting down the top players on the Chicago Bears roster. Now, we are into the top 40 players. These players almost certainly will have some sort of impact in 2020, or at least the Bears hope.
40. Demetrius Harris
The Chicago Bears just signed Demetrius Harris from the Cleveland Browns. However, he knows Matt Nagy well from their time together in Kansas City, and Harris had his best season with Nagy when Nagy called plays for the Chiefs. So, Harris coming to Chicago was not a huge surprise.
However, what pushes him down to 40 is that the team added two other tight ends this offseason. Jimmy Graham is clearly the top tight end on the roster, and Cole Kmet is the young draft pick who is waiting in the wings. In a perfect world, both are playing above Harris. Beyond that, we noted that J.P. Holtz very well may see a role as an H-Back.
This leaves a specific role as the third tight end, who mostly will be blocking. This role is significant in the grand scheme of things. Beyond that, Jimmy Graham is over the age-apex, and Cole Kmet is a rookie. Things can wrong. This is why signing Harris was needed.
39. Eddy Pineiro
Like Pat O’Donnell, it is hard to feel good about where exactly to rank a kicker. In 2019, he ranked 41, although by that point he did not win the job. He was the front runner but was in the midst of a competition. With that in mind, he had to move up a bit.
However, the Bears hope that they are a deeper roster than the year before, and they do have some depth battles that will come up this week. So, a two-spot rise is warranted for the kicker who certainly is relied on.