10 questions Chicago Bears must answer week 6 vs Minnesota Vikings

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7. Do the Chicago Bears have the personnel to defend TJ Hockenson?

With Justin Jefferson out, the Chicago Bears have fewer options to key in on in the passing game. T.J. Hockenson is second on their team in targets and yards right now, so he will be the one that they have to worry about. The question is whether or not this will be an issue.

On paper, the Chicago Bears have what it takes to get this done. They signed both Tremaine Edmunds and TJ Edwards this offseason with the hopes that they would change the way teams pass on them. Edmunds was supposed to take lanes over the middle, and Edwards was good at defending the flats. Both have struggled in their new defenses.

Jaquan Brisker will also assume a lot of this duty. Brisker has been working through some injury issues, but his second season has not gotten off to the same start as last year. All three of these players have the chance to be the best players on the defense, and they are competing for the three worst. Will Hockenson make them pay?