The Chicago Bears are consumed with finding a quarterback in 2017. Such is the life of most teams that don’t have one. Yet this can’t be their only focus. Teams that finish 3-13 don’t have that luxury. Other areas will require their attention from the defensive secondary to their almost totally devoid tight end position.
Still, that doesn’t mean there is nothing for fans to be excited about. There are also plenty of young players on the roster who appear ready to take their games to the next level. Jordan Howard already reached his first Pro Bowl as a rookie. Cody Whitehair became an unexpected fixture a center for them. Leonard Floyd looked like that dynamic edge rush they’ll need to reach the next level on defense.
However, there is another name on the roster who isn’t getting enough credit. Somebody who seems poised to have a breakout season in 2017 and is garnering respect.