5 stats Chicago Bears fans must know about Yannick Ngakoue signing

The Chicago Bears are getting a high-end pass rusher, and a questionable run defender

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1. Yannick Ngakoue has strong historical stats

Yannick Ngakoue is 27 years old. For his career, he has 65 sacks and 21 forced fumbles. Those are pretty good rates. Since 2019, Ngakoue ranks ninth in forced fumbles with 11. Aaron Donald, TJ Watt, Chandler Jones, Hasson Reddick, Shaq Barrett, Marlin Humphrey, and Demarcus Lawrence are the names with him.

For his career, he ranks 10th all-time in forced fumbles before turning 28 years old. Dwight Freeny had 31, but TJ Watt is the only active player with a better-forced fumble rate at this age.

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As for sacks, Ngakoue ranked 16th all-time in sacks before turning 28 years old. Some names around him include DeMarcus Ware, Chandler Jones, Mario Williams, and Jared Allen. You can say anything about selling out for sacks, taking a play or two off, and struggling against the run. Not many players can get the quarterback on the ground like him, and even fewer can knock it out of the quarterback's hands like him. That is something the Chicago Bears need.