2. Can the Chicago Bears get an impact from Rasheem Green
The player who is going to be called on to step up the most is Rasheem Green. Green has just two sacks, but he is playing fewer snaps than any year since his rookie season due to the names in front of him. Now, he gets a chance to prove himself over the final four games.
Green has a 6.7% pass rush win rate, which is 84th out of 96 qualified rushers, per PFF. Still, that is better than Yannick Ngakoue, who has a 4.8% win rate, which is 94th. Still, this will be a completely different role for him.
Since the Montez Sweat trade, he has mainly been depth behind Sweat, as DeMarcus Walker platooned with Ngakoue on the other end. Now, he goes into the role of platooning with Walker.
That probably means going from about 36% of the snaps each week to closer to 50% of the snaps.
For Green, this is the opportunity he is dreaming of. He is healthy, fresh, and a free agent after this year. If he can finish strong, he can make a little money based on sticking in people's memories. Does he take advantage?