2021 Chicago Bears roster rank No. 11: Andy Dalton

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On the fringe of training camp, we have hit the fringe of ranking the top 90 players on the Chicago Bears roster. This preview for training camp gave you a look at all of the fringe roster players as well the locked-in starters and players competing for big roles.

Now, we have hit the edge of the top 10 with number 11 overall.

No. 11 Chicago Bears Quarterback Andy Dalton

You could make a pretty quick and easy case that this is too low for Andy Dalton. However, you could just as easily say that this is too high so this feels about right. In reality, as the starting quarterback, his success or failures in 2021 will have huge ripple effects on the roster.

At the same time, they do not really hurt the Chicago Bears in the ways that most players in a position of his significance would. For instance, if Andy Dalton falls on his face and fails, the Bears could start 0-3. That would be a lot of his to take the blame in and would mean that he would be one of the most impactful players. However, his failure will call Justin Fields into duty, and that has the spark to save the season.

Beyond that, if Dalton does well it comes with a ceiling and expiration date. You know Dalton is not going to come in here and win the Super Bowl, so what is the best he can do here? He is not a situation where what he does actually impacts the Bears as much as you would think considering he is the most important starter on the field.

The reality is that when we look back at the 10 best players on the Chicago Bears, we are not going to include Andy Dalton. So, even if he starts week one at the position that influences games, there are more valuable players throughout the roster.

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Check out players 90-12 below

90. Brian Johnson

89. Rojesterman Farris

88. Khalil McClain

87. Caleb Johnson

86. Sam Kamara

85. Daniel Arcibong

84. Scooter Harrington

83. Chris Lacy

82. Dionte Ruffin

81. Rodney Adams

80. Tyrone Wheatley

79. Thomas Ives

78. CJ Marable

77. Jester Weah

76. Jake Butt

75. Teez Tabor

74. LeCale London

73. Daureuan Parker

72. Michael Joseph

71. LeDarius Mack

70. Adam Redmond

69. Tre Roberson

68. Xavier Crawford

67. Badara Traore

66. Artavis Pierce

65. Ryan Nall

64. Riley Ridley

63. Patrick Scales

62. Joel Iyiegbuniwe

61. Charles Snowden

60. Dieter Eiselen

59. Artie Burns

58. Lachavious Simmons

57. Jesper Horsted

56. Arlington Hambright

55. Dazz Newsome

54. Marqui Christian

53. Josh Woods

52. Jordan Lucas

51. James Vaughters

50. DeAndre Houston-Carson

49. Austin Calitro

48. Khiyris Tonga

47. Javon Wims

46. Nick Foles

45. Thomas Graham

44. Mike Pennel

43. Trevis Gipson

42. Pat O’Donnell

41. J.P. Holtz

40. Khalil Herbert

39. Larry Borom

38. Deon Bush

37. Cairo Santos

36. Angelo Blackson

35. Elijah Wilkinson

34. Damien Williams

33. Damiere Byrd

32. Marquise Goodwin

31. Alex Bars

30. Jimmy Graham

29. Tarik Cohen

28. Anthony Miller

27. Christian Jones

26. Duke Shelley

25. Kindle Vildor

24. Desmond Trufant

23. Mario Edwards

22. Jeremiah Attaochu

21. Robert Quinn

20. Germain Ifedi

19. Eddie Goldman

18. Sam Mustipher

17. Teven Jenkins

16. Danny Trevathan

15. Cole Kmet

14. Tashaun Gipson

13. James Daniels

12. Bilal Nichols