5 young Chicago Bears we need to see more from this season
4. Should the Chicago Bears make N’Keal Harry
One small surprise from Sunday was that N’Keal Harry was inactive. We knew that the team preferred Byron Pringle over him, but there was a chance that perhaps Equanimeous St. Brown was a bit repetitive as a blocker compared to Harry.
However, the Chicago Bears made a clear statement that ESB is still the better option over Harry by making Harry inactive. Now, the question is whether they should have done that. We cannot compare pedigree at this point, but Harry still has much more untapped upside. We have seen what ESB can do.
He is reliable, and the coaches obviously like him, which will make it tough for them to move on from him to Harry. However, they are not winning with St. Brown and would be much better served to have an idea of what Harry could potentially bring to the team. Perhaps they are already out on Harry.
Harry missed practice this week with an illness and likely will be inactive again on Sunday. Still, if the losses keep coming, there is no reason t keep sitting N’Keal Harry. They have four games after the bye, and that may be the time we see him the most.