Why Preseason Week 2 game matters for these Chicago Bears players

  • A new face on the offensive line
  • QB1
  • A pair of defenders headed in opposite directions
Chicago Bears, Trevis Gipson
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Why Preseason Week 2 matters for defensive end Trevis Gipson

There might not have been a better defensive player on the field, all game against the Titans, than Bears defensive end Trevis Gipson. What a performance for a guy who entered last on the depth chart. Speaking of which, that was a bit curious to begin with. Seeing Gipson last on the depth chart didn't make much sense, and he proved as much against Tennessee.

Gipson was absolutely everywhere. He put pressure on the quarterbacks all game long in his extended playing time. The speed, footwork and overall effort was there for the fourth-year pro.

The next preseason game matters for Gipson not only so that he can continue his climb back up the depth chart, but also because I believe he should start opposite Yannick Ngakoue. He should have always been the second starter, with DeMarcus Walker playing plenty as a rotational guy.

Terrell Lewis is also making some noise as a rotational rusher that can make this team, and if he and Gipson continue playing well, a position that was once a weakness might just in fact turn into a strength once Ngakoue gets on the field.