3 depth Chicago Bears who must step up vs Packers

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Chicago Bears, Elijah Wilkinson
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2. Elijah Wilkinson

Due to an injury that put Germain Ifedi on the IR, the team will be relying heavily on Elijah Wilkinson. Wilkinson played 35 snaps on Sunday, and nobody noticed a difference between Ifedi and him.

That could easily be because Ifedi had not been having a good season, and there was not much drop-off potential. At the same time, considering how Ifedi had been playing, it is fair to think that Wilkinson has a chance to take this opportunity and win the job, proving he is a better player. He will get at least three more games.

A good note is that the Packers rank 26th in adjusted sack rate, missing Za’Darius Smith. Wilkinson will still be tested, but Rashan Gary is not quite to the status of Smith. Wilkinson was a liability in the preseason, so now it is his time to show that it was just a bad day and that he can start in this league.