Chicago Bears: 3 players who deserve more playing time down the stretch

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The Chicago Bears 2021 season hasn’t been anything to write home about. Even the most optimistic of fans should’ve had tempered their expectations coming into the year because on paper, this was not a very strong team.

The selection of Justin Fields was certainly exciting but it was still hard to imagine this team to contend for anything in the NFC with how the rest of the roster is currently constructed. The team will be taking on NFC powerhouse, Arizona Cardinals this Sunday and it may not be very pretty.

Is it time for the Chicago Bears to start seeing what they have with some of their young guys to finish up the year?

The development of Justin Fields was at the top of everyone’s list of things to watch for this year and that’s gone about as expected for most rookie QBs. Fields’ first season has some good and some bad, with plenty of things going wrong that were out of his control.

While Fields’ development has been a treat to watch this season, what about the rest of the young players on the team? Teven Jenkins missing most of the season has been a bummer and he will be a work in progress going into 2022.

Other players such have Cole Kmet have had a disappointing second season. The Sam Mustipher experiment looks to be coming to an end after his promising finish to last season. Two more second-year guys in Darnell Mooney and Trevis Gipson look to be solid contributors to the team moving forward.

It’s very possible that this Chicago Bears team will look very different next season so I think it’s time to find out what some of these guys have to offer to the team in the future.