These are the eight blue-chippers currently on the Chicago Bears

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These players have the potential of becoming blue-chippers

The Chicago Bears have a few young guys who have shown promise but have not proven themselves enough to be considered a blue-chip player. We give them their props here, noting that they need to grow in 2022 to be given that designation.

Justin Fields, QB

The one player many people would want to put on this list would be Justin Fields. I was hesitant to do so yet just because we have only seen a partial season from Fields. That said, he deserves to be mentioned here as a player I believe will be considered a blue-chip player in 2022. He has shown growth throughout the year despite horrible play-calling.

I saw enough to feel confident that Fields will be a superstar in this league and the Bears will finally have a true franchise quarterback.

Cole Kmet, TE

When we look at Cole Kmet, many want to see him turn into Travis Kelce. He has some similarities to his game, but Kmet will never be Kelce. Let’s face it, not many tight ends will ever be as good as Kelce.

This does not mean that Kmet cannot become a very good tight end. He is a solid blocker, which means he’s able to stay on the field and he does a great job against zone defenses. I am hopeful we see more development for Kmet in a new scheme.

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Trevis Gipson, EDGE

It will be interesting to see how Trevis Gipson plays in a new, base 4-3 system as opposed to a 3-4. I don’t envision Gipson as a down lineman, but the Chicago Bears will have to find ways to play to his strengths. Gipson started seven games with Khalil Mack on injured reserve. He finished with seven sacks in only his second season. He has the potential to be a great pass rusher but it’s too soon to consider him a blue-chip player.