The Chicago Bears started the season horribly, but their last four games have gone much smoother. The team is starting to see players grow into their roles, and they are getting contributions from players who were not providing the same impact they were in the early weeks.
Who is stepping up and can we expect similar results moving forward?
3. The Chicago Bears are starting to get Tyler Scott involved
We are starting to see a lot more Tyler Scott. After averaging 12.8 snaps per game and 64 snaps played overall in the first five weeks of the season, Scott is now up to 39.5 snaps per game and 79 total snaps in the last two weeks.
Scott went from 20 yards in five games to 31 over the last two weeks. He also added 14 yards on the ground against the Las Vegas Raiders. It is not like he has taken over, but these are small steps, and we can only expect his role to grow.
First, some of the reasons his role expanded did not have to do with him. Chase Claypool got traded, and Equanimeous St. Brown was placed on the IR. It is not like Velus Jones is going to play wide receiver, so the Bears had to get Tyler Scott in there. Still, they could have leaned into more tight-end usage and fewer wide receivers, but the development of Scott has been there.
It also helps that Tyson Bagent was the one working with Scott so often this summer. He comes in with a better rapport than he does with Justin Fields. It may just be another game or so with Bagent, but that could be enough for Scott to be a key member of the offense. 15 yards per game is not crazy, but it is just the start of what he is doing, and bigger performances could come down the stretch.