Even though teams are reported to be heading to training camps on July 28, with rookies allowed to head in a week earlier, the Chicago Bears still haven’t made an official announcement on their start time.
But that’s not going to stop us from knocking out a quick camp preview in a round table format with a few of our writers, and this latest question posed to our team was...
Do you have an early favorite for the “2020 Bears Fan All-Camp Hero” award, previously given to Ryan Nall, Tanner Gentry and of course the greatest of them all, Dane Sanzenbacher?
Even though fans aren’t allowed at camp this year, and even though the media will be limited on what they can report from camp, we’re still sure to get tales of the fringe roster guys impressing, and those are the guys we’re thinking about with this question.
“I’m going with the other former Oregon State RB for this award. And that guy is Artavis Pierce. Pierce has the raw speed and explosiveness to at least make things interesting when trimming down the final 55-man roster.” ~ Erik Christopher Duerrwaechter
“Ledarius Mack, based on the last name drawing eyes to him, he may look flashy to fans.” ~ Jack Salo
“Alex Bars. Everyone was intrigued by him last summer but he ultimately wound up on the practice squad and then the inactive list. While his biggest champion, Harry Heistad is gone, he’s going to get a shot and be in the mix, let’s see what a full season and offseason to get in the playbook and weight room have done.” ~ Sam Householder
“Fans won’t be able to watch camp at all, so camp-heroness opportunities will be very limited. I’m guessing Javon Wims will stand out in any pre-season games we have.” ~ Ken Mitchell
“I was leaning towards Jesper Horsted, but then Sam reminded me of Alex Bars. I was impressed with his limited work in preseason last tear, so if he’s able to build off that and knock a few guys around at camp, the beat writers will hype his prospects up.” ~ Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.
Now it’s your turn, which young Bears’ player will flash just enough to get us fans excited at what could be?