When the Chicago Bears host the Arizona Cardinals, they will be taking on a young team on the rise. The record does not indicate it, but the Cardinals are getting stronger contributions from a few of their younger assets.
Since the rest of the Bears season will be about the future, who are some Arizona Cardinals that could be big names in the next season or two when the Bears start to hit their stride?
3. The Chicago Bears are going to struggle with Trey McBride
The Chicago Bears have been a lot better in recent weeks, but they are still one of the worst defenses against the tight end on the season. Trey McBride is going to give this team a major test on Sunday.
McBride started the season behind Zach Ertz, but when Ertz was injured in week eight, he took off. Since week eight, Trey McBride ranks first in catches amongst tight ends but second in yards and yards per route run behind George Kittle.
He is averaging 7.3 catches per game for 77.4 yards per game since week eight. He is on an insane run, and it looks legitimate. He has made big-time catches, hauling in eight of his ten contested targets. Still, he can also work after the catch.
McBride not only has more yards than Cole Kmet this year on fewer starts, but he also has more yards in his second NFL season than Cole Kmet has ever had in his career. It helps that the targets around him are thin, but McBride is a threat in all areas. The Chicago Bears' defense is prone to issues here, and it will be on Jaquan Brisker and Tremaine Edmunds to show that they are playing better and can defend the second-year breakout player.