3 Chicago Bears players who are most likely to break out in 2022

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Chicago Bears Player Most Likely to Break Out in 2022: Trevis Gipson, EDGE

A fifth-round pick out of Tulsa in 2020, Trevis Gipson has been a solid addition to the Bears’ defense. The son of two Division-1 athletes, Gipson’s dad played basketball at Texas University, and his mom ran track at North Texas. With such gifted athletic genes, Gipson will continue to grow and develop. An explosive pass rusher with plenty to improve on from a strength and technicality standpoint, new Chicago Bears coaches should be excited to work with him in the trenches.

Suiting up for just seven games in 2020, Gipson wasn’t much of a factor on the field in his rookie season. But after another offseason of refining his technique alongside Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn, Gipson began to show out as a pass rusher. Recording 7.0 sacks and five forced fumbles in 2021, Gipson filled in nicely at OLB after the Khalil Mack injury.

Earning a Pro Football Focus (PFF) grade of 70.4 in 2021, Gipson drastically improved from his 2020 rookie season grade of 46.6. Being around players like Robert Quinn and Khalil Mack has made a big impact on his fundamentals and technique. Building around his naturally long and explosive first step, Gipson has developed into a quality NFL caliber pass rusher.

Heading into his third season, I have plenty of reason to believe Trevis Gipson will become a household name in the National Football League.