Chicago Bears: Three studs from the 2020 season

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Chicago Bears, Roquan Smith
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The 2020 season is officially over for the Chicago Bears. It was truly an up and down season that was full of highs and lows that ultimately ended in disappointment.

The Bears 2020 season may have been a disappointment but it wasn’t all bad. There were players that had a great year and that’s exactly what I want to talk about today.

There’s so much negativity around the team currently so how about some positives from this past year. So just like I do weekly during the season, let’s look at some studs from the 2020 season as a whole for the Bears.

Smith was an absolute stud for the Chicago Bears this season

Stud #1: Roqaun Smith

Roquan Smith had a phenomenal season for the Chicago Bears. He was easily the best player on the defense and this season really put him on the map as one of the best Middle-linebackers in the game.

Smith was Ryan Pace’s most recent first-round pick and has been the best one made by the GM. After being drafted in 2018 there were some high expectations for him at a position where the Bears have some great history.

Smith has gotten a little better each year he’s been in the NFL and he really broke out in 2020. He led the team in tackles and stepped up his play in just about every way. His pass coverage was much better than in the past and has the skills to get to the QB.

Smith is a true monster in the middle and is someone else this Bears team can build the rest of their defense. 2020 was only his third year in the league and you can already call him an elite player.