The Chicago Bears game against the Kansas City Chiefs had a fair amount of ups and downs, and we got a good view of what we have in our backups on this roster. I was very impressed with some of these players and disappointed in others, so let’s go through some reactions of the game and my view on some of the building storylines on this team.
One obvious winner of this game was WR Tajae Sharpe. During the first quarter, it felt like the little known receiver was making play after play. One play in particular comes to mind where Justin Fields is pinned by rushers and releases a beautiful pass downfield to Sharpe who pulls the ball in one-handed in tremendous fashion. The signing of Sharpe could be one of the most underrated signings of the offseason, but only time will tell.
Another winner was what looks to be star safety Jaquan Brisker. When I heard out of Bears camp that Brisker looked like the guy, I didn’t know what to believe, but after the Chiefs game, I can truly say that he can play ball. The Bears rookie stood out on many plays, one being when he nearly picked off a pass from the Chiefs QB. He has it all: the talent, the work ethic, the spark, and much more. If he’s given the chance to shine, he will.
There are many more bright spots but the one I will end you with is rookie Linebacker Jack Sanborn. Sanborn was an undrafted free agent from Wisconsin and he received a lot of buzz from Bears media coming out of rookie minicamp and veteran minicamp. He ended with 7 tackles, an interception, and a fumble recovery, and along with that, he played with a fire that a lot of these guys seemed to display out on that Soldier Field grass. With Roquan’s situation, the Bears need other linebackers to step up, and Sanborn could be one of them if the opportunity presents itself.
Those are my takeaways from the Bears vs. Chiefs preseason game on August 13, 2022. I hope you enjoyed the game as much as I did, and I wish you all a great day. Bear Down.