Chicago Bears: 5 burning questions heading into Seahawks game

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Question no. 2: Will Roquan Smith be the starter?

Roquan Smith played eight snaps against the Packers on Sunday night — eight. Just in case you do not realize what he was able to accomplish in just eight snaps, let me refresh your memory: Smith recorded a sack on his very first NFL play to go along with three tackles. On the stat sheet, it shows up as an even more impressive line which includes a quarterback hit and tackle for loss.

The only reason Smith was in the game, though, was because starter Danny Trevathan was injured for a bit. Once Trevathan came back, Smith was back to the bench and Nick Kwiatkoski played the entire game.

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Per Pro Football Focus, Kwiatkoski was lit up for 56 yards on five catches against the Packers. Here’s the kicker: Four of those five catches were for first downs.

If Nagy wants to win football games, he starts Smith against the Seahawks. There is absolutely zero reason for Smith not to be the starter alongside Trevathan. The only reason why Nagy would continue to keep Smith on the bench is if he was playing to lose. That’s it. Period.

Smith is by far and away the better player. It isn’t even close. Get him on the field as the starter and let your no. 8 overall pick go to work. See what happens. The Bears defense will be better because of it. This is easy money, here.

Make the right decision, coach.