T.J. Edwards, LB
Now, let's take a look at the newcomers. First up is T.J. Edwards. Edwards signed a three-year deal with the Chicago Bears after not being retained by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are looking to make it back to the Super Bowl this year after falling just short last season against the Chiefs. Unfortunately, Edwards will not be able to help as he is now in Chicago.
I'm sure Edwards would rather be looking to help the Eagles win as Philadelphia is sitting at 11-4 and atop the NFC East. The only good thing for Edwards is that he is pushing for a career season with Chicago despite a rough start to the year. As it stands, Edwards is seventh in the NFL in combined tackles and eighth in solo tackles.
Looking at how this season compares to his previous seasons, his 143 combined tackles sit 16 tackles behind his career high last year. He is averaging 9.5 tackles this year and has a legitimate shot of setting another career high. Edwards also has a career-high in interceptions with two. He's one pass defensed away from tying his career-high of seven and already has a career-high in sacks at 2.5.
This is a great sign as Edwards still has two years left on his contract.