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

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The Eagles’ offense will be tested by a feisty Bears defense.

Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, and Robert Quinn are all gone. Perhaps you’ve heard. The latter is an Eagle now. No one would confuse this with the ’85 Bears, but if Poles adds a few pieces and Chicago’s coaching staff can coach these young guys up, there might be a little monster growing in the midway.

Nicholas Morrow, linebacker

Nicholas Morrow is in his first season with the Bears and has been a welcomed addition. He leads Chicago in solo tackles, total tackles, and tackles for loss.

Al-Quadin Muhammad, defensive end

Al-Quadin Muhammad is a load at the edge. He’s six-foot-four and tips the scales at 250 pounds. He hasn’t produced the most impressive stat line, but he has the ability to make plays. Philly shouldn’t ignore him,

Jack Sanborn, linebacker

Following the 2019 NFL Draft, the Eagles found a diamond in the rough by signing undrafted linebacker T.J. Edwards. This past offseason, Chicago visited Wisconsin’s well and found a talented Badgers linebacker of their own, Jack Sanborn.

The latter has rewarded Chicago’s faith by turning in 59 tackles and two sacks in 13 games. You already about the job T.J. is doing in Philly. Maybe the lesson in this is, if you’re an NFL franchise that wants to find a linebacker, you should probably think about sending your scouts to a Badgers game.

Jaylon Johnson, cornerback

The Bears have a talented secondary, but they’ve dealt with a ton of injuries. Eddie Jackson and
Dane Cruikshank are on injured reserve. Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker have missed time, but Jaylon Johnson will play. He’ll be charged with keeping tabs on A.J. Brown and/or DeVonta Smith in Week 15.

Justin Jones, defensive tackle

The talented Philadelphia Eagles offensive line will have its hands full with the Bears defense in Week 15. Justin Jones, a six-foot-three and 309-pound defensive tackle, will be a handful all afternoon. So far in 2022, he’s accounted for 55 total tackles.