Who are the 26th and 25th most valuable players on the 2020 Chicago Bears roster?
We have been counting down to the 2020 NFL season by counting down the Chicago Bears 2020 roster. We have worked from 90 all the way down number 26. As we get closer to the top 25, who are the 26th and 25th most valuable players on the roster when looking at solely this upcoming season?
26. Cole Kmet
On one hand, Cole Kmet is the Chicago Bears top pick in 2020. The idea would be that by the end of his first season, he is one of the 22 most valuable players on the roster. However, on the other, Kmet was drafted with the idea that he was a work in progress. Kmet entered the draft early, was a two-sport athlete, and will be 21 years old as a rookie.
Tight end is not a position to expect instant success, and that applies more in this year with COVID-19 than ever.
Kmet can have an impact, but the Chicago Bears planned for him to be a rotational player in 2020. They added Jimmy Graham and Demetrius Harris, to ensure that he is not in over his head as a rookie. With that in mind, 26 is reasonable.
25. Germain Ifedi
By all accounts and purposes, Germain Ifedi is going to be the starter at right guard. Ifedi is a former first-round pick who has started every year of his career, so when the Bears signed him, the argument could be made that he once again found starting work.
Of course, there is a lot of projection with that. Ifedi has started, yes, but has been at right tackle every year beyond his rookie year. So, while he has played right guard, it was his rookie season, and he had his issues.
The Bears also drafted two linemen who project as guards, and have UDFAs Alex Bars, and last year’s starter Rashaad Coward competing for the job. If any of the five candidates won the spot, would it surprise you? Ifedi has a lead, but it is by far the biggest position battle on the 2020 roster.