Eagles versus Bears: 10 of Chicago’s stars to watch besides Justin Fields

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Here are five Bears on offense to watch other than Justin Fields.

Remember the 2021 NFL Draft? During Round 1, the Eagles were on the clock at the tenth-overall selection. There was some discussion that Philly might want to select Justin Fields and let him battle with Jalen Hurts for the right to be QB1 of the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Birds decided on DeVonta Smith. The Bears took Fields one pick later at 11. Taking DeVonta has worked out well for Philly. If Ryan Poles builds a team around Justin like Howie Roseman built Philly’s offense around Hurts, Fields may be okay.

For now, Justin has proven that he’s someone to watch going forward. Here are ten other Bears that Eagles fans should make note of.

David Montgomery, running back

Since entering the NFL as a third-round selection in 2019, David Montgomery has racked up over 3,400 rushing yards and 25 rushing touchdowns in 56 career regular-season games with 47 starts. He’s currently Chicago’s third-leading rusher and fourth-leading receiver this season.

Equanimeous St. Brown, wide receiver

The Bears have some impressive-looking receivers. When you have a moment, check out some of Equanimeous St. Brown’s work. So far, in 2022, he’s been Chicago’s third-leading receiver despite only having 17 receptions and 280 receiving yards on the season. That leads the team as does his 493 yards receiving.

Darnell Mooney, wide receiver

He racked up zero catches in Week 12 ahead of the Bears’ bye week, but he’s hauled in 40 receptions on the season

Braxton Jones, left tackle

As the Bears’ left tackle, it’s Braxton Jones’ job to protect Justin Fields’ blindside. He and his friends along the O-line will look to limit Philly’s pass rush, one that is coming off of a seven-sack showing in Week 14.

Cole Kmet, tight end

One of the more notable weaknesses in Jonathan Gannon’s defense, during the 2021 season at least was it allowed opposing tight ends to do pretty much whatever they wanted.

That hasn’t been the case in 2022, but Cole Kmet can’t be ignored. He’s the second-leading receiver on the Bears’ offense from a yardage perspective. He also leads the team in touchdown receptions.