3 Chicago Bears rookies who have not progressed as much as expected

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2. Has Tyler Scott been a disappointment for the Chicago Bears?

The Chicago Bears have not liked what they had seen from Tyler Scott. He had a span from weeks six through nine when Equanimeous St. Brown was injured, where he played the most snaps of his season. He was up to a 63% snap share. However, St. Brown got injured in week 12, and in the three games since then Scott has only played 52% of the snaps. 

Instead, receivers like Collin Johnson, Trent Taylor, and Velus Jones are all seeing increases in their snap counts. Some of it may have to do with Tyler Scott being on a better page with Tyson Bagent than Justin Fields. Still, some of it is probably because he hardly produced with Bagent getting an increased snap share, so it was hard to trust him again. 

Scott is averaging 0.63 yards per route run this season. That ranks 24th out of 25 rookie wide receivers who have been targeted at least 15 times. He has been one of the worst wide receivers in the NFL this year. 

The only real hope for Scott is that they drafted him to replace Darnell Mooney in the slot. He has played 20.8% of his snaps in the slot and that will probably completely reverse next season. Will that bring out a better player?