Chicago Bears: 5 Players who could lose depth chart positions at camp

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If Robert Quinn struggles early again, he may not be the Chicago Bears starter

Last season, Robert Quinn struggled to get to the quarterback despite signing a $70 million dollar contract. Bears fans have rightfully attacked Ryan Pace’s decision to bring him in, although at first and on paper, the signing looked great. Quinn had more sacks (11.5) in one season at that point than former outside linebacker Leonard Floyd had in three years (11.0).

Unfortunately, Quinn could not replicate that performance in 2020. Instead, he could not even come close as he finished with only two sacks and 16 pressures. To give a comparison, he had 35 pressures in 2019 and 28 in 2018. Reports were that he was dealing with drop foot last year and the hope is that he has recovered from that issue and will reach his potential again.

This offseason, the Chicago Bears brought in Jeremiah Attaochu to help strengthen the outside linebacker position. Attaochu finished with five sacks for Denver last season in 13 games (five started). He also had 31 combined tackles (24 solos). If Attaochu steps up in camp and Quinn looks to be struggling again, it’s possible Attaochu not only takes reps away from Quinn, but also earns the starting nod for Week 1.