Chicago Bears Roster: 5 players Bears can’t afford to cut

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Chicago Bears, Marqui Christian
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The Chicago Bears cannot afford to cut defensive back Marqui Christian

Like their issues at outside cornerback, the Bears don’t have an answer for their starting slot cornerback either. One thing that we know about Marqui Christian is this: he passes the eye test.

Saturday night, Christian was constantly moved around. He moved swiftly, instinctively and with purpose. He didn’t look lost. He looked like he knew the scheme and where he was supposed to be. Not only that, but he looked great moving towards the ball.

Christian has excellent size at six feet tall and offers the Bears plenty of experience, for those who might not know much about him. As a former member of the Rams’ Super Bowl defense a few short years ago, Christian brings valuable knowledge to this club, and he put it all on display against Tennessee.

Christian was sent in on a blitz at one point which put a good amount of urgency on quarterback Logan Woodside, forcing a quick throw that resulted in a loss of yards. He also showed quickness on the perimeter to make tackles in the run game.

Multiple times, he was seen standing up from the bottom of a pile near the line of scrimmage. This is a guy, like a younger Buster Skrine, who isn’t afraid to get in on the dirty work. He’s a scrapper, and he very well could be playing himself into the Bears’ starting nickel corner.