4 underrated Chicago Bears players who could make a massive impact next season

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It has already been one of the most eventful and exciting offseasons in Chicago Bears history, and we haven't even officially seen the big move happen just yet.

By now, we can indeed assume the Bears are going to select quarterback Caleb Williams no. 1 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft after making the move to trade Justin Fields on over to Pittsburgh.

With the likely arrival of Williams and the way this roster is built, the Bears could be a force to be reckoned with. But, it goes beyond the likely contributors. The Bears have some guys who might either be higly overlooked or still not as apprecaited as they should be.

These four players could make a massive impact on the 2024 season.

Velus Jones Jr., Return Specialist

I have been harsh toward Velus Jones Jr. for a good while, now. But, let's imagine, just for a second, that Jones is able to improve in one key area this offseason. We know he's been pretty solid on kickoff returns, averaging an impressive 27.4 yards per return over his first two years. But, the guy just simply can't field punts.

What happens if he improves there and the Bears start trusting him to return punts? The speed and elusiveness are both there. The ability is there. We've seen it on kickoff returns. If Jones is able to fix that part of his game and offer the Bears a true return specialist all in one player, that would save them another potential roster spot.

Not only that, but Jones' ceiling is still there as a return man. We've seen it. At this point, no one is giving him much of any shot at making an impact for this Bears team, myself included. However, what happens if he surprises us? What a luxury that might be.