Last week we brought you some Chicago Bears’ predictions courtesy of the Prediction Machines’ Predictalator. They had the Bears winning eight games, they had the Dowell Loggains’ offense taking a step back with a 26th overall ranking, but they had Vic Fangio’s D as one of the league’s best at 4th overall.
They also predicted that Kyle Fuller would be the team’s defensive most valuable player. The same Fuller that is currently healing up from a knee scope. He still may be able to play in the majority of the Bears’ games this year, but I’m not so sure he has what it takes to be the team’s DMVP.
We want to know who you think will be the Bears’ defensive MVP in 2016, so this is your chance to get it on record.
Here are the most likely candidates.
Pernell McPhee - If McPhee is healthy, he is the most dynamic defender on the roster. He’s solid against the run and he can get after the quarterback. Did you know that McPhee had a career high 53 total tackles last year and he recorded his first career interception?
Danny Trevathan - The difference in inside linebacker play from 2015 to 2016 should be massive and Trevathan will be a big reason why. Did you know that even though Trevathan wasn’t one of the four Broncos named to the Pro Bowl last year, he actually led them in tackles with 109?
Willie Young - Young’s ability to get to the quarterback (and his sack celebration) has made him a fan favorite, but last year he started to look healthy and comfortable playing outside linebacker. Did you know, just like McPhee, Young also recorded the first interception of his career last season?
Eddie Goldman - Goldman has been getting rave reviews for his play this offseason and at a slimmer 320 pounds, he could be even more disruptive than last year when he picked up 4.5 sacks. Did you know that Goldman’s 4.5 sacks were 4th among all rookies last year?
I’m already on record in saying that Goldman will have a huge 2016, so he’s my pick for Bears’ DMVP.
Are you picking one of these four or do you think someone else will be DMVP for the Bears?