Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Chris Polk (32) runs with the ball past a diving Chicago Bears inside linebacker Jon Bostic (57) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

LB Jon Bostic making push for starting job with Chicago Bears


The Chicago Bears drafted LB Jon Bostic last season to fill the spot that qas left by Brian Urlacher. He was given some time to develop in his first year in the league, backing up D.J. Williams during the year. Williams was brought in right after the team released Urlacher and took the responsibility in the middle of the defense.

This offseason, Bostic is looking to take the starting job away from Williams. He has worked all around the defense at each of the linebacker positions and has impressed the coaching staff with his play. It still is only OTAs, but the staff likes what they are seeing from their young linebacker. He could be pushing to take that starting job by the start of the season.

In week 1, the Bears could have both Shea McClellan and Jon Bostic starting at linebacker spots. It would give the team some youth and energy on the defensive side of the ball.

Bostic will be making that push in training camp and preseason to be the linebacker roaming around in the middle.

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  • ManGod

    This would be a very fast line backing unit with Bostic, Briggs and MCellin on the field for 3 downs. Very possibly the fastest group of Linebackers in the NFL. All three are extremely quick and very fast to the ball. Playing behind Lamar Houston and Jared Allen on he edges of the DL with Tillman, Jenings and Fuller in coverage; this could easily push this defense into the top 5 n the NFL. Tucker could from being one of the worst fan favorite DC to one of the best with this group. A little early success at the start of the season could bolster this defense’s confidence enough to create a new face for the “Monsters of the Midway”…anyone thinking maybe new talent, new name…..Monsters of Mayhem …:)