Packers: 3 new Bears players to worry about in 2021
The Green Bay Packers have won consecutive NFC North titles with four straight victories over the Chicago Bears under head coach Matt LaFleur. For the past couple of seasons, there’s been a clear gap between the two teams.
Whether the Bears are ready to reclaim the NFC North championship this year remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt they’ve made some good moves this offseason.
On paper, it doesn’t look to have been a home-run offseason for the Bears as they’ve also lost good players and didn’t have many early draft picks. That said, there are a few new players the Packers should be worried about.
3. Desmond Trufant, CB
It’s important to note that the Bears did lose All-Pro cornerback Kyle Fuller, so there’s a chance they take a step back in the secondary. Despite that, veteran corner Desmond Trufant can be a great addition to the Bears’ defense.
Trufant is a former first-round pick and was a Pro Bowler in 2015. He’s been hit with injuries over the past two seasons, though, missing a combined 17 regular-season games since the start of 2019.
His stay with the rival-Detroit Lions only lasted a year, but if Trufant can stay healthy, he can be a good addition for the Bears. Just a couple of seasons ago, he made four interceptions for the Atlanta Falcons.
If Trufant can get anywhere close to his best, he will be a great signing for the Bears starting opposite second-year Jaylon Johnson.