3 Chicago Bears ready to breakout in second half of 2023 season

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1. Will the Chicago Bears keep playing Gervon Dexter?

Slowly but surely, Gervon Dexter is coming along for the Chicago Bears. Dexter has been up and down with his snap counts all season. In the first two weeks, he played 38.3% and 46.5%. However, after that, he went down to 33.8% and then 20.8%.

His career-high was week five, 47.1% of the snaps, but it immediately dropped to 28.1% in the next game. Now, Dexter is back on the upswing, playing 41.5% of the snaps. The team favors his pass rushing to the run-stopping, so a lot of the time, his snaps in the second half can come down to circumstances.

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However, he has shown solid improvement as a run defender and has shown to be too good as a pass rusher to keep him off of the field for as long as the Bears do. It makes sense to ease the rookie into the first few weeks of the season, and there will be mistakes. Still, the team is sitting at 2-5, and they can handle a mistake or two. This should be a continued upswing for Dexter now.