Who are the 28th and 27th most valuable players on the 2020 Chicago Bears roster?
As we have inched towards the start of the 2020 NFL season, we have been counting down the most valuable players on the 2020 Chicago Bears roster. We have gone all the way from 90 and are now into the top 30.
The ranking is solely about the 2020 season and will look at their value in the context of how important their success is to Chicago this season. With that in mind, who is the 28th and 27th ranked, players.
28. Ted Ginn
For a post-draft signing, Ted Ginn could have a real impact for the Chicago Bears. When looking at the Bears depth chart in 2019, they had Allen Robinson, the alpha recover, and Anthony Miller the slot. With that, Taylor Gabriel was a deep threat, whose speed opened space underneath just by his appearance on the field. He forced safeties to respect his speed.
Javon Wims and Riley Ridley are depth wide receivers who do not have that speed and have not shown anything in the NFL. Ginn is relied on speed threat and has played a similar role to Gabriel in the past. Beyond that, the Bears traded up to draft Darnell Mooney, ensuring they had that speed on the field. Ginn and Mooney are clearly in the Bears plans, and with Mooney being a small school rookie, Ginn has a great chance to start week one.
27. Cordarelle Patterson
One again, Cordarelle Patterson comes in at number 27 on our list. The argument is essentially the same. Patterson can be a swiss army knife. He can motion to the backfield and take carries, but also line up wide and run routes.
The issue with Patterson was that Matt Nagy was so predictable in his usage with him. The hope is that with a year, and with a healthy tight end core, that adding Patterson into the mix a bit more can be in the Bears plans. At the worst, Patterson is an excellent special teamer, and that goes beyond returning kicks. He is all phases and has earned his keep on the roster.