Chicago Bears: 4 Unsung heroes who deserve more credit in 2020

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These guys have been under the radar for the Chicago Bears this season.

The 2020 season hasn’t gone as well as the team thought it would this year. The Chicago Bears got off to a promising start, going 5-1 in their first six games. Their season may have peaked when they beat Tampa Bay several weeks back.

Since that great start, the team has completely entered a freefall with a long losing streak. A losing streak, that has now become six in a row after Sunday’s loss against the new-look Lions. While things may not have worked out for the Bears as a whole, there have been some good things to come from this season that may have gone under the radar.

We all know about the big-name players for Chicago but what about some guys who didn’t have the highest expectations coming into this season? I feel that Chicago has had a few different guys that have quietly been having a great season, starting with this player…

No. 1: Brent Urban

After being cut by the Titans four games into the 2019 season, the Chicago Bears took a flyer on Brent Urban where he played in nine games with the team. Urban is an NFL veteran spending his first four years in Baltimore where he was a solid rotational piece.

He must have shown the Bears something because it was a little surprising that he came back with the team this year. Similar to Baltimore, Urban is more of a rotational inside Defensive lineman but he has been doing a fine job when given the opportunity.

Urban isn’t the type of guy who is going to stuff the stat sheet given his role on the team and position. However, he is more than a capable backup player who has played well in the absence of Akiem Hicks.