With every new NFL football season comes new surprises waiting to be discovered, and sophomore EDGE rusher Trevis Gipson’s rise to preseason dominance has been exactly that and more.
Now a year into his transition from Tulsa interior defensive lineman to NFL outside linebacker, Gipson clearly stepped up his game as both a pass-rusher and run-defender throughout a preseason that saw him pressure quarterbacks, force a fumble, create multiple interception opportunities, and consistently set the edge vs the run to boot.
But he wasn’t just good, he was great. In fact, PFF had Gipson as their very best rusher in the 2021 preseason — not too shabby for a 2021 5th round pick!
Trevis Gipson had the highest pass-rushing grade (92.6) in the NFL this preseason— PFF CHI Bears (@PFF_Bears) August 30, 2021
He finished with 1 sack, 3 hits and 6 hurries on 69 pass rushing snaps pic.twitter.com/D2ibDNdhSE
But how did Gipson get so much better so quickly? What changed in his game? And what kind of role will he have in the Bears’ defense this year? I dove into the film from the 2021 preseason to answer those questions and more in my latest breakdown video — check it out and let me know what you think!
What did you think of Gipson’s preseason showcase?