Chicago Bears fans were right, while Packers fans continue to be wrong

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The Chicago Bears let Adrian Amos walk up to Green Bay and signed Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to replace him

Alright, here we go. The first comparison we have regarding Adrian Amos and the player who replaced him is the 2019 season. 2018 was a very solid year for Adrian Amos and this is why he received a four-year, $36 million dollar contract from the Packers in 2019. To replace him, the Chicago Bears signed former Packer Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a one-year $3 million dollar contract, that cost the Bears a little over $3.3 million after incentives.

When you compare these two, the contract clearly matters. Amos cost the Packers $5.9 million against the cap that year. However, what kind of production was displayed?

Well, when we look at how well they played while in coverage, Clinton-Dix was the better player. He was targeted 44 times and allowed 26 completions for a 59.1% completion rate. He only gave up 11 yards per completion and 6.5 yards per target. He allowed one touchdown and quarterbacks struggled against him with a QB rating of 67.0. His tackling was not too bad either with nine missed tackles while giving up 96 yards after the catch.

Adrian Amos on the other hand was targeted 51 times while allowing 36% to be completed. He gave up 11.7 yards per completion and 8.3 yards per target. He also only gave up one touchdown, but with his 148 yards after the catch allowed and worse completion percentage, quarterbacks saw a rating of 85.5 against Amos in 2019. Both had two interceptions, but Clinton-Dix returned one for a touchdown. Who is the “playmaker” again?

From a run-stopping perspective, things were a little better for Adrian Amos, but not enough to think he’s a “playmaker”. Amos had one sack, three pressures and missed five tackles for a 5.6% missed-tackle rate. As I have always said, he’s reliable, but average with his 84 combined tackles. Clinton-Dix on the other hand finished with 78 combined tackles (six less than Amos) and a missed-tackle rate of 10.3%. He had zero sacks and one quarterback pressure but was used way less in the blitz game than Amos was in Green Bay.

Please, tell me again just how great Adrian Amos has been?