5 weeks of the Chicago Bears’ 2023 season has come and gone, and in that time we’ve seen unexpected leaders emerge in the locker room (Andrew Billings) as well as disappointing performances from players we’d hoped could be cornerstones (Tremaine Edmunds). But aside from those two names, where does the rest of the roster stack up coming out of the Mini-Bye?
To answer that, Nick and I officially opened the ‘Mini-Bye Chicago Bears Stock Exchange’ and gauged whether the stock of ~25 players has risen or fallen since the start of the season, including (but not limited to):
- Teven Jenkins
- Nate Davis
- Darnell Mooney
- Tremaine Edmunds
- Justin Fields
- Cole Kmet
- Greg Stroman
- Jaquan Brisker
- Cody Whitehair
- And much, much more
Afterwards, we previewed the Bears’ upcoming tilt with the Minnesota Vikings as well. It’s a hell of an episode of Bear With Us, so check it out and let me know what you think!
Plus, a few more things…
The Vikings defense is chaos embodied. Justin Fields is going to have his hands full on Sunday, because what the Vikings’ defense lacks in talent they attempt to make up for in crazy, kooky post-snap motion that should challenge Justin Fields’ eyes.
This chaos can create as many issues for Minnesota as it creates advantages, but after a week that saw Justin Fields and DJ Moore dominate based on pre-snap looks I’m curious to see how they’ll respond to a defense that challenges QBs to adjust post-snap.
flores what the actual hell is this lmao pic.twitter.com/naty5WHkxI
— Luke Braun (@LukeBraunNFL) October 11, 2023
Also, Teven Jenkins open up the offense more than we thought. Watching his reps against Washington was an awful lot of fun — I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites here below.
Teven Jenkins made an obvious impact for the #Bears last Thursday. Frankly, it's rare to see a single lineman make this obvious an impact.
Chicago's pockets got cleaner, their run lanes got wider, and Teven himself handled Jonathan Allen well. Awesome first game back. pic.twitter.com/12RYYDdefG
— Robert Schmitz (@robertkschmitz) October 11, 2023
Your Turn: What are your thoughts on Sunday’s game?
Editor’s Note: If I don’t talk about backdating yesterday’s article & thus mixing up the orders, it’s like it didn’t happen — right?