Pro Football Focus is getting the offseason listapalooza started with their Top 101 players from the 2019 NFL season. These players are ranked based on their play in 2019 only, and with their “all positions are created equal” philosophy, they hope to give a fair representation among all positions, and playoff games performances could factor into their rankings.
The Chicago Bears landed two players on this PFF list, with outside linebacker Khalil Mack making it as an EDGE in 48th place and wide receiver Allen Robinson II checking in at 85.
Here’s what they said about Mack.
It says something about the quality of Khalil Mack that a relative “down year” for him still sees him end the season with an overall PFF grade of 86.2 and 70 total pressures. This marks the first time since his rookie year that his overall grade slipped below 90.0, and his 70 pressures are also the fewest he has tallied since his first year in the league. Mack may not have been at his very best this season, but even 80% of that player is a dominant force most weeks in the league.
Not bad for not having another viable pass rusher on the defense. Leonard Floyd doesn’t scare anyone opposite Mack and Akiem Hicks was injured much of the season. Mack saw a bunch of extra attention in 2019 and he still found a way to make an impact.
Robinson led the Bears in all receiving categories and here’s what PFF had to say about him.
Allen Robinson’s ability to produce despite the neverending list of dismal quarterback play over his career has been remarkable. Again, he was able to grade among the better receivers in the game despite Mitchell Trubisky’s game falling off a cliff and the fact that he had to suffer through the play of backup Chase Daniel at times, as well. Robinson ended the season with over 1,100 yards from 153 targets, catching 64% of the balls thrown his way over the year. His ability to excel despite far from ideal quarterback play is phenomenal.
Yeah, it wasn’t a pretty year for the Bear passing game, but imagine how horrendous it would have looked without A-Rob. He had a fantastic training camp and he kept up the stellar play the entire season. I would expect a contract extension to pop off relatively soon.
You guys think any Bears were snubbed off the list this year?