Who are the 22nd and 21st most valuable players on the 2020 Chicago Bears roster?
We have been counting down to the Chicago Bears 2020 season by counting down the most valuable players on the 2020 roster. We have gone through the majority of the roster and will close out 90-20 today.
This list looks at their value solely in terms of the 2020 season, how much their impact will be felt this year. Who are the 22nd and 21st most valuable Chicago Bears?
22. Buster Skrine
Buster Skrine was a big signing considering the move announced the Chicago Bears were moving on from Bryce Callahan. After Callahan had an excellent 2018 season, the expectation was that the play would drop off with Skrine. Skrine may not have been as elite as that play, but was better in 2019 than Callahan was, and was better in 2019 than he had been in years past.
Skrine played well sliding into the Bears defense last year. Despite rumors in the offseason that draft pick Duke Shelley was on his heels, the play of Skrine spoke for itself and kept him on the roster. Now, he is likely to man the slot for another season.
21. Jaylon Johnson
The expectation for the Chicago Bears should be to see Jaylon Johnson starting on the outside across from Kyle Fuller. So, while Cole Kmet was drafted higher and will be under the spotlight, it is likely Johnson who will be the most valuable rookie of the 2020 season.
The Bears do have backup plans in place if Johnson takes longer to adjust to the NFL than expected. However, it is worth noting that Johnson was able to get on the field as a true freshman at Utah, so he has been able to adjust on the fly. Still, with Artie Burns, Kevin Toliver, and Kindle Vildor, they will be sure to have bodies in the secondary. This is what pushes Johnson out of the top 20, but this is a high ranking and deserved for the rookie.