5 Players who are hurting the Chicago Bears weekly
Players Hurting the Chicago Bears: Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE
When Al-Quadin Muhammad was brought into Chicago, the hope was he’d build off of or at least replicate his 2021 season. Neither has been the case for the defensive end who came here on a two-year deal after playing under Matt Eberflus for four years in Indianapolis.
In 2021, Muhammad finished the year with six sacks. It was the most of his career. Maybe that was a sign though. In his three years prior, in the same defensive scheme, Muhammad only finished with two sacks in 2020 and three sacks in 2019. One difference I was holding onto was that he had started all 17 games for the Colts in 2021 when he reached that six-sack mark, whereas he was a rotational player on the bench in the three years prior.
While here in Chicago, Muhammad has only generated one sack. However, it goes beyond sacks. Muhammad is constantly caught out of position during containment. He doesn’t have a single tackle for loss. He only has 19 combined tackles on the year too. While in coverage, he’s allowed all five targets to be completed — two of them going for touchdowns.