5 Chicago Bears who exceeded expectations at bye week

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – NOVEMBER 01: Deonte Harris #11 of the New Orleans Saints runs the ball past Barkevious Mingo #50 of the Chicago Bears in the second half at Soldier Field on November 01, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

4. Barkevious Mingo

We have written extensively about Robert Quinn and his rotational role. Most of the reason Quinn does not see the field more is because of Mingo. This was expected coming into the season as Robert Quinn is bad against the run and does not drop into coverage.

With that in mind, Mingo takes the rundowns and snaps to drop. However, while this is just a rotational role, Mingo has made it his and has owned the role. He has been one of the higher graded run defenders on the team and has been a bright spot over Quinn.

Beyond that, Quinn has 14 pressures while Mingo has 12. Mingo is the better run defender and has done similar in terms of pass rush production. Many fans are complaining about the lack of playing time and production of Robert Quinn and that is fair. However, the competence of Mingo can be applauded equally as well.

Mingo has been arguably the best free-agent move by Ryan Pace in 2020.