5 young Chicago Bears we need to see more from this season

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1. Should the Chicago Bears test Josh Blackwell in coverage

The Chicago Bears may not have Kindle Vildor in coverage again. That may mean more snaps with Jaylon Jones as one of the three starting cornerbacks. Jones is another player where it is fine to see him fail, because there may be signs of growth in the next seven games.

However, another name to keep an eye on is Josh Blackwell. Blackwell was a UDFA who initially signed with the Eagles but was let go. The Chicago Bears claimed him, and he has been active all season.

Blackwell has been a helpful asset on special teams this season. So, why not give him a promotion for being a top asset in that unit? At the least, the team should have him up over Lamar Jackson. Jaylon Johnson was banged up for a small portion of time against the Lions, and when he went down, it was Lamar Jackson up. At the least, we should see what Blackwell has over him.

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It is fine to keep playing Jaylon Jones, and between Jones and Blackwell, we should see them to get a fair look heading into the offseason.