Throughout the 2022 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a Week 1 roundup for the Chicago Bears in our consensus 2022 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 25
Given that Jackson was my bounce-back candidate, it makes sense that he also has the most to prove on the Bears' defense. He could see his time in Chicago dwindling if he has another interception-free season. The Bears drafted Jaquan Brisker to make Jackson more effective by allowing him to focus on playing free safety, so he'll have to lower that passer rating allowed when targeted (132.3) considerably this season. Chicago's front office has made no bones about the fact that it's overhauling the roster and bringing in young players as building blocks. If Jackson, 28, doesn't prove his value to this defense and the new coaching staff, the Bears could look to move him via a trade or designate him a post-June 1 cut in 2023 and save $13.1 million against the cap.
NFL.com -- Rank: 32
CBS Sports -- Rank: 30
The Athletic -- Rank: 31
The bad news: Man, is it going to be hard for Fields to do so given the talent around him. The offensive line is in transition, and the No. 2 wide receiver behind Darnell Mooney is either someone who wasn't able to look good with Mahomes as his quarterback (Byron Pringle) or someone who wasn't able to look good with Rodgers as his quarterback (Equanimeous St. Brown). Or maybe it's the 25-year-old rookie (Velus Jones Jr.). Yikes.
Nugget to remember: Fields is one of four Week 1 starting quarterbacks with a full-sentence name, joining Jalen Hurts, Davis Mills and Josh Allen.
The Ringer -- Rank: 29
Yahoo! -- Rank: 29
PFT -- Rank: 30
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