This Chicago Bears player almost made the Olympics
Marquise Goodwin has not been on the Chicago Bears for long, but he has ascended into a player that the Chicago Bears are trusting, and that fans believe will make a difference on the field and off of it.
Off of the field, Goodwin is a long standing veteran who knows the business. He is not quite an Allen Robinson star, but is a good leader for depth, and role players to learn how to make it in the NFL into your 30s.
Goodwin has been working out with Justin Fields, and flashed in OTAs as well. Goodwin has had a great summer that almost became legendary when he competed to make the Olympics in the long jump.
Goodwin competed, but finished in 19th out of 24 finalists. The top 12 would go onto make the Olympics.
So, the Chicago Bears will not be represented, but now Goodwin will focus on football the rest of the summer. Even still, being a qualifier, and being 19th out of all of the contestants is one heck of a feat.
Those other men work around the clock to train for this event. Goodwin surely works on his body, but the time he spends working on route technique and other NFL related tasks are not spent leveling up his long jump form.
For him to be this competitive shows what kind of shape he is in. This is another good sign for Chicago Bears fans.
Goodwin sat out last season with concerns over COVID, so it is fair to wonder what type of shape he was in with so many facilities closed last year. So, Goodwin did not make the Olympics, but being in Olympic shape should mean that while he is getting up there in NFL years, and while he missed last season, we should expect the same speed demon that is Goodwin on Sundays in Chicago.