Ranking 2020 NFC North Rooms: Linebacker

Chicago Bears (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
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Chicago Bears, Roquan Smith
Chicago Bears (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /

2. Chicago Bears

Roquan Smith, Danny Trevathan, Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Josh Woods

The Chicago Bears duo, when firing on all cylinders, can be one of the best groups in the NFL. However, there are enough questions to push them to number two in their own division.

Roquan Smith has the most bright spots, but still has questions entering year three. Will he take over as a play-caller, and will he take that step forward into elite territory that top ten picks should?

Danny Trevathan has been a leader and mentor for Smith. His big issue is health. He has missed time in three of the last four years for Chicago and is entering his age 30 seasons. Father time is undefeated and he is coming for Trevathan with knicks and bumps.

The biggest issue that pushes Chicago to two is the depth, though. Losing Kevin Pierre-Louis and Nick Kwiatkoski is not devastating, but it hurts. It takes away from a group that could be special. For now, they have promise, but just as many questions.