Who are the 34th and 33rd most valuable players on the Chicago Bears in 2020?
We have been counting down to the start of the Chicago Bears 2020 season by ranking the most valuable players on the upcoming roster. We are looking at each player value solely based on this season, and dissecting how important they are, and how much losing them would impact the overall team.
We have gone from 90 all the way down to 34. Who are number 34 and 33?
34. Barkevious Mingo
The Chicago Bears signed Barkevious Mingo, who was previously on the Houston Texans. Mingo has been quite the journeyman, as he has played for five teams in the past five years. Overall, he has shown not to provide much as a pass rusher.
However, the former first-round pick has continued to get jobs based on his special team’s value. The Bears do not have much depth at edge rusher and are relying on Trevis Gipson to be a consistent backup as a rookie. That does mean that Mingo could see the field on defense, and will certainly contribute on special teams.
33. Rashaad Coward
2018 Rank: 79
Someone like Rashaad Coward is exactly what makes doing this list every year so fun. Going from 79 to 45, and now to 33 on the list, we have watched his growth from an unknown to a valuable piece of the roster. Yes, many will scoff at Coward and valuable in the same sentence. Coward was not great in 2019, but considering where he came from, he showed promise in that year as well.
Many are discounting it, do to moves made in the offseason. However, Coward is not out of the running to start at right guard again. Beyond that, in a best-case, he shoots back to right tackle, where he played all of his career snaps before 2019. As a backup right tackle who could play right guard as well, he brings more to the Bears than some may think