The Chicago Bears earned a 19-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 of preseason, and four players likely earned a roster spot with their performances.
Solider Field’s turf remains one of the worst in the NFL, but at least the Chicago Bears clinched a win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Saturday’s 19-14 win is a little sweeter as head coach Matt Eberflus not only received a “W,” but Matt Nagy, now with the Chiefs, leaves with an “L.”
That means it really doesn’t matter who won the game. What matters is who did enough to ensure who completed the tough training camp after the preseason honeymoon and earned a spot in the 53-man squad.
The Chicago Bears defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 19-14, and four players stood out and earned roster spots after the preseason
Normally you look for three players who stand out and make a good impression. That said, in that game it was four players for the Bears who, when given the opportunity, made plays throughout their time on the field and performed well enough to show both Matt Eberflus and Ryan Poles that it worth staying with them.
Granted, a game doesn’t automatically cement your spot, but if you play well you stand a better chance than if you play poorly. But the most important thing, not just for preseason but for this season in general, is Justin Fields’ growth and development.
Having a good defense may warm old-school hearts, but that era is over. Face reality, if you will. That might not be what the Bears are about, but it’s part of the program. It’s about having an elite attack and a strong enough defense that will ultimately lead to success. Luckily for the Bears, there were some good offensive players who stood out against the Chiefs, and yes, there were a few defensive players who took notice, too.
https://fansided.com/2022/08/14/bears-players-earned-roster-spot-week-1/ 4 Chicago Bears players who earned a roster spot in Week 1 of the preseason