Chicago Bears 2023 roster ranking: No. 65 Patrick Scales

Will Patrick Scales impact games for the Chicago Bears in 2023?

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The countdown until the Chicago Bears hit training camp is underway. As we wait, we are looking at all 90 players on the Bears roster. This will be looking at which players can impact the roster the most in the 2023 season. Today, we are onto number 65, long snapper Patrick Scales.

Chicago Bears 2023 roster ranking: No. 65 Patrick Scales

2022 roster ranking: 58

2021 roster ranking: 63

2020 roster ranking: 71

Every year Patrick Scales is one of the hardest players to rank. You can see that by how he has shuffled from 71 down to 58, and now back to 65. As the long snapper, you know that he is going to make the Chicago Bears roster. However, at the same time, the question is, how much value does the long snapper bring, and what are the chances that some of the borderline roster players are able to impact the team in a bigger way?

In some form, this ranking is a view of just how talented the rest of the roster is. In 2020, the roster was at its strongest, but it slowly got worse. As it got worse, there were fewer players in the 60s on the depth chart worth ranking over a long snapper.

Now, he is back to 65. So, it signals that the roster is better than last year and even the year prior, when things started to fall apart. However, it is not as good as the 2020 season or the years before that, when the roster was not only deep but it also was talented.

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So, the ranking of 65 is a nice position to put him in, and it is a signal that the roster getting better. Also, from here, we will be looking at players with much stronger cases to stick on the roster than some of the players listed previously.