• Nick Foles* (outside of magical runs in 2013 and 2018 he's been more backup than starter caliber, but perhaps reuniting with Nagy and DeFilippo will result in some more magic)
  • Mitch Trubisky (last season was a trainwreck  - but he did show franchise QB upside in 2018 - and he's still young and talented enough to turn things around - don't write off him quite yet but don't expect the moon either)  
  • Tyler Bray (1 career pass attempt since entering the league in 2014, but has extensive experience with Nagy) 

Running Back

  • David Montgomery (2019 second-rounder, was moderately productive as a rookie - 889 yards and 7 TDs, but he won't hold the starting job long if his meager 3.7 ypc does not increase in 2020)
  • Tarik Cohen (was not efficient last season - went from 4.5 yards per carry in 2018 to only 3.3 in 2019, and as a receiver, and he went from 10.2 yards per reception in 2018 to only 5.8 in 2019, he's still a highly explosive athlete - so a positive regression in 2020 is likely - especially if the offense can become more cohesive) 
  • Cordarrelle Patterson (RB/WR, he recorded more rushing attempts than receptions last season but can line up at both spots, he's got game-breaking speed and is a threat to make a big play anytime the ball is in his hands)
  • Ryan Nall (made the team as a UDFA in 2018, received 2 carries last season and played special teams, Nagy seems to value him) 

Wide Receiver

  • Allen Robinson (despite the disarray at QB he somehow caught 98 passes for 1,147 yards and 7 TDs, he deserved a Pro Bowl nod and is a legit WR1) 
  • Anthony Miller (2018 second-rounder, production increased from rookie year but was still inconsistent week to week, he's got major playmaking talent and with improved QB play he could further emerge in 2020) 
  • Ted Ginn Jr (veteran WR3/WR4, he's still got enough speed to make some big plays and clutch catches) 
  • Riley Ridley (2019 fourth-rounder, made five-game appearances as a rookie and caught 6 passes for 69 yards, an increase in production will be expected in year two) 
  • Javon Wims (2018 seventh-rounder, ‍caught 18 passes for 186 yards in 2019) 

Tight End / Fullback

  • Cole Kmet* (rookie third-rounder, solid production at Notre Dame in 2019 - 43 catches for 515 yards and 6 TDs, he's got prototypical TE size and decent speed, in addition to impressive ball skills and after-the-catch ability, he's work in progress as a blocker, but should develop into an eventual starter)
  • Jimmy Graham* (more of a role-player at this stage of career, caught 38 passes for 447 yards and 3 TDs in GB last season) 
  • Demetrius Harris* (backup with above-average athletic ability, caught 14 passes in CLE last season)

Offensive Tackle 

  • Charles Leno Jr (has been the Bear's starting LT for the past six seasons, quality of play tends to be above average but last year was a struggle - he allowed too many sacks and committed too many penalties, he's in the hot seat going into 2020) 
  • Bobby Massie (has been the Bear's starting RT for the past four seasons, quality of play tends to be average to above-average)
  • Jason Spriggs* (selected in the second round by the Packers in 2016, injuries and ineffective play have limited to only 9 career starts, will compete for swing tackle role in Chicago) 

Interior Offensive Line

  • James Daniels (began the season at center and struggled quite a bit - so coaches moved him back to left guard - which resulted in improved play, there have been flashes of Pro Bowl talent but consistency is needed going into 2020) 
  • Cody Whitehair (rock-solid starting center, received a well-deserved contract extension last year, can also play guard in a pinch) 
  • Germain Ifedi* (former first-round pick, has started 60 games at RT for the Seahawks, quality of play has been defined by penalities and inconsistency, expected to move to RG for the Bears, he's got some upside) 
  • Rashaad Coward (underwhelming across 10 starts at RG in 2019) 
  • Arlington Hambright* (rookie seventh-rounder, played LT for CU last season but projects as a guard in the NFL, he's a good athlete but needs to get stronger and improve his technique) 
  • Lachavious Simmons* (rookie seventh-rounder, small-school prospect, excellent length - 36" arms, experience at both OT and OG, decent athlete, needs to improve strength and technique, has some legit developmental upside)

Defensive Line

  • Akiem Hicks (missed 11 games in 2019 with an elbow injury, but he was a force the year before - dominant vs. the run and productive as a pass rusher, a return to form would greatly benefit the defense) 
  • Bilal Nichols (2018 fifth-rounder, has been a moderately productive rotational lineman, 2019 production dipped from his rookie season - but he was playing with a broken hand, he will be counted on for a large role in the wake of Eddie Goldman's opt-out) 
  • John Jenkins* (veteran run-stuffing nose tackle)
  • Roy Robertson-Harris (rotational DL, recorded 2.5 sacks and 10 QBH in 2019, he flashed game-wrecking ability on occasion and has some breakout upside heading into 2020) 
  • Brett Urban (run-stuffing reserve DE)


  • Khalil Mack (recorded 4 fewer sacks in 2019 than he did in 2018 - despite playing in 3 additional games, but he was still a Pro-Bowl caliber player - just not an All-Pro like the year before, given his insane talent level a return to All-Pro status would not be surprising)
  • Robert Quinn* (had an excellent year in Dallas last season - recorded 11.5 sacks and was explosive off the edge, schematically the situation will be different in Chicago - but if he can provide the same level of pass-rush - opposing QBs won't have much time to throw the ball with Mack rushing off the other side)
  • Barkevious Mingo* (did not see many snaps in Houston last year, he's only recorded 2 sacks over the past five seasons, but should have an opportunity to be part of the pass rush rotation in Chicago)
  • Trevis Gipson*(rookie fifth-rounder, two-year starter at Tulsa, solid production over the past two seasons, explosive athlete with ideal length for a pass rusher, plays with violence and power, needs quite a bit of technical development -  but he has steal/starter upside) 


  • Roquan Smith (2018 first-rounder, he's a sure-tackler but struggles in coverage, he hasn't been as dynamic as expected, and while he does flash Pro-Bowl skills from time to time - it's not consistent, 2020 could be a defining year for him) 
  • Danny Trevathan (productive veteran LB, made the Pro Bowl in 2018, was playing well in 2019 but missed the last 6 games of the season due to an elbow injury, he's a source of stability) 
  • Josh Woods (reserve LB and special teamer) 
  • Joel Iyiegbuniwe (reserve LB and special teamer) 


  • Kyle Fuller (top corner on the team, consistently performs at a high level, wasn't as good in 2019 as he was in 2018 - but then again nobody on the team was) 
  • Jaylon Johnson* (rookie second-rounder, had an excellent college career in Utah, two-time first-team All Pac 12, earned second-team All American honors in 2019, he has prototypical size, length, and athletic ability, in addition to excellent instincts and aggressive ball skills, he's a first-round talent with sky-high upside - that the Bears were able to get a round late) 
  • Buster Skrine (veteran nickel corner, played pretty well last season, could line up at outside corner in 2020) 
  • Kevin Tolliver (made the team as an undrafted free agent in 2018, hasn't seen a ton of playing time - but when he does he's shown some promise - though missed tackles have been an issue, has some upside going into 2020)
  • Kindle Vildor (rookie fifth-rounder, small school prospect, is coming off two very strong seasons, good athlete, excellent length - 32 1/4" arms, covers with anticipation skills and fluidity, not a high effort tackler) 


  • Eddie Jackson (elite in 2018 - 6 INTs and 3 defensive TDs, he wasn't as impactful in 2019 - but was still very good, like Mack - a return to All-Pro status in 2020 is certainly possible - especially if the players around him can stay healthy) 
  • Tashaun Gipson* (veteran safety - 104 career starts, quality of play over the past few seasons has been average, he's the favorite to start opposite Jackson) 
  • Deon Bush (backup safety and special teamer, has not stood out when given extended playing time - but could compete for starting job in 2020) 

Special Teams 

  • Eddy Pineiro (decent in 2019 - went 23 of 28 on FGs and 27 of 29 on extra points) 
  • Pat O'Donnell (above-average punter) 
  • Cordarrelle Patterson (arguably the best and most dangerous kick returner in football)