This season has been disappointing for the Chicago Bears and that is saying something considering the best-case scenario would have been a nine-win season.
Quarterback Justin Fields has not made enough progress as a passer. The offensive line is banged up and mediocre. The defense has been woefully inconsistent. Inconsistent is being nice.
This season feels worse than last year and that team went 3-14.
The fan base accepted losing last season because everyone agreed that a full-blown roster teardown was needed.
An offseason with roster upgrades was at least supposed to improve the team in the win column. The Chicago Bears have yet to win consecutive games while Matt Eberflus has been the head coach.
In a season filled with disappointment, these three players have not played up to expectations.
He was signed during training camp to assist with the roster’s pass-rushing problem. Ngakoue signed a one-year deal for $10.5 million. It was supposed to be a deal that would pay him one to two million per sack as Yannick has never had less than eight sacks in his career.
Ngakoue has two sacks through eight games.
He is still getting pressure on the quarterback, but his job is to get the QB to the ground.
The defense has just 10 sacks on the season with only 6.5 coming from the defensive line.
The Chicago Bears need more sacks from Ngakoue and that is why it is disappointing to see him not get the quarterback down.
Hopefully, the addition of Montez Sweat helps him rack up more numbers.
Mooney had a big play on the first play of the game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Otherwise, he has not made a ton of them this season.
Mooney has 15 catches for 225 yards and a touchdown. This is not up to his typical production through his first three seasons.
He is coming back from an injury that cut short his 2022 season. It looks like he is still playing himself back into form.
Hopefully, he can get going especially since he is set to be a free agent after the season.
He was signed to be the second tight end and provide a lethal one-two punch with Cole Kmet. So far it has just been a one punch with Kmet getting the bulk of the targets.
Tonyan has just six catches on the season.
This is a player who once had ten catches in a game. Maybe Aaron Rodgers is the reason Tonyan was productive in Green Bay. Hopefully, the McHenry, IL. native can insert himself in the passing game to give Justin Fields or Tyson Bagent another target.