Chicago Bears Starter Unlikely to Return: Trevis Gipson, EDGE
This prediction is interesting. I literally wrote how Trevis Gipson could have a bounce-back season this year. That said, I don't think it will be good enough for him to return beyond 2023. If he has that good of a season, he is likely to be paid more by a different team next offseason too. Everyone keeps bringing up Cole Kmet, Jaylon Johnson, Darnell Mooney and Chase Claypool when talking about players entering the final year of their contracts. No one seems to mention Trevis Gipson.
Gipson was a fifth-round draft pick in 2020. He barely contributed in his rookie year, but he had seven sacks in his second year with a whopping five forced fumbles. Analysts and Chicago Bears fans thought he was going to have a productive year with Matt Eberflus and Alan Williams at the helm, but that was not the case.
Gipson tied for the second-most sacks on the team last year, but he only had three. He did not contribute to any takeaways either. I fully expect Gipson to have a better year in 2023, but the Chicago Bears need to add more talent at the EDGE position. This needs to happen in free agency or the 2024 draft.