NFC North pass rush units ranked from worst to best in 2023

As the NFC North loses several star edge defenders, the Packers added talent.

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Rushing the passer was a problem for the entire NFC North last season. All four teams ranked in the bottom half of the league for sacks. According to ESPN, the Green Bay Packers were the only team to finish inside the top half for pass rush win rate.

With an offseason to address those issues, which teams have a better shot at improving their sack totals in 2023? Has any NFC North team regressed?

If you can't consistently pressure opposing quarterbacks, forget about making a playoff run.

Which teams in the NFC North are best prepared to make life miserable for offensive linemen in 2023? It's time for our NFC North pass rush unit rankings.

4. Chicago Bears

Where are the sacks going to come from for the Bears defense?

Chicago ranked dead last for sacks last season, making just 20. Despite entering the offseason with a boatload of draft picks and more cap space than any team in the league, they didn't do a whole lot to change things.

The Bears handed a three-year deal to DeMarcus Walker, who made seven sacks for the Tennessee Titans last season. That's a solid start, but the Bears need more than that to upgrade their pass rush.

Chicago needs either Dominique Robinson or Trevis Gipson to step up this season, but the two combined for just 4.5 sacks in 2022.