5. Is it time for the Chicago Bears to get more production from Gervon Dexter?
Earlier this season, we had been wondering why the Chicago Bears had not been playing Gervon Dexter more often. It was getting clear that they did not like him on run-downs, and they only were playing him on passing-downs, but they still could have found more ways to develop the rookie in what is becoming a lost season.
Dexter has started to play more, and the last two weeks are the first time he has played at least 40% of the snaps in back-to-back weeks. It is also just the third and fourth time this has happened all season. He has two pressures in that run, and that gets his season total to nine per PFF.
Among rookie interior lineman he is fifth in pressures. He is also fifth in pass rush win rate amongst interior lineman rookies. At 9.9%, his pass rush win rate is better than Justin Jones' at 5.5%. He also has a 3.7 pass-rush production score, whereas Justin Jones is at 3.4. Jones currently has 97 more pass rush attempts. The switch has started to come in the last two weeks. Jones went from playing over 74% of the snaps in three straight weeks to playing 66.2% and 60.9% in the last two games. The Bears might as well continue this trend to see what they have in Dexter.