Chicago Bears: 4 Players who deserve more playing time in 2022

Chicago Bears - Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears - Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /
5 of 5
Chicago Bears, Trevis Gipson
Chicago Bears – Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports /

This may shock you, but Trevis Gipson needs more playing time in 2022

Many of you might be thinking that Trevis Gipson saw a decent amount of playing time last season. This is partly true, but his playing time only started to increase after Khalil Mack went down with what became a season-ending injury.

The Chicago Bears traded up in 2020 to select Trevis Gipson in the fifth round. He barely played in his rookie season (16%), but saw his playing time increase to 49% in 2021. Now, as I mentioned, I don’t think he sees that much time last year if Mack played all season. In fact, I guarantee he wouldn’t have. However, I would have hoped he saw in the 25%-35% range at least if Mack remained healthy.

Gipson finished the year last year with seven sacks and 17 pressures. It will be interesting to see how he does with his hand on the ground in Matt Eberflus’ system. I don’t think it will be an issue as he played with his hand in the dirt throughout a large portion of his collegiate career. Gipson will be 25 this year and no matter if the team decides to trade Khalil Mack or Robert Quinn, Trevis Gipson should see his snap share increase.