5 Chicago Bears who exceeded expectations at bye week

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At the bye week, these players have gone above and beyond for the Chicago Bears

After looking at some of the Chicago Bears who need to step their game up after a week off it is time to get positive. I know, in the midst of a four-game losing streak it is hard to find optimism in the season. Still, at 5-5 the Bears are right in a playoff race, and these five players have made this happen.

5. Brent Urban and Mario Edwards

Ok, we are hitting two with the first player on the list. Still, neither is necessarily a starter, and neither has blown the doors of the 2020 season. However, all Chicago Bears fans are satisfied with what these two have brought to the table so far.

When the Bears signed Brent Urban late last season not many even knew about the signing. He was just a guy helping fill in for Akiem Hicks. However, as the year went on Urban started to show himself as more than a cast-off. He earned a contract with the Bears and has lived up to expectations so far. Urban has been a stud against the run with 11 rn stops to date, the same number as Roy Robertson-Harris and Robert Quinn combined.

On the other side, Edwards has been a helpful rotational pass rusher. On far less snaps he has almost as many pressures as last year. He is currently tied for 5th for the team lead at 12.

Overall, Urban against the run and Edwards against the passer have both been more dominant than many fans have expected.