Chicago Bears: 5 most impressive players in camp so far
Jaquan Brisker, Safety
Jaquan Brisker was one of the bright spots on an otherwise dismal 2022 season. He was the Chicago Bears’ second-round pick. As soon as he took the field he looked like a veteran in his prime.
A couple of injuries slowed him down. Despite that, he led the defense in sacks (which tells you how bad the team was).
While the Bears and the fans were ecstatic with Brisker, he wasn’t happy with his performance. He felt he did not recover quickly enough from his injuries. He sounded like he was downright upset with his performance.
Well, in training camp he is playing lights out. He is playing like someone who wants to make a statement.
In camp, Brisker consistently finds himself around the ball. He’s been there to make stops and separate the ball from the ball carrier.
There are more expectations for Brisker this season. Sports Illustrated’s Bill Barnwell predicts Brisker to have a breakout, Pro Bowl season as early as this year.
"In what amounted to a teaching season for coach Matt Eberflus with the Bears, Brisker was the new coach’s most promising pupil…The hope is that he ends up looking something like Chicago’s version of Jamal Adams as a player who can use his instincts, timing, and toughness to make game-changing plays. Brisker can be a cornerstone piece for Chicago as early as this season if he stays healthy."
Brisker is looking to be considered an elite safety in the NFL. So far in camp, he is doing just that.