I would have to say that Chicago Bears rookie middle linebacker Jon Bostic has Bears fans around the globe excited about the future.
Most fans like myself, sat back when Urlacher and the Bears parted ways, wondering what was going to happen next. We knew we still had Lance Briggs on our roster, but things wouldn’t be the same without Urlacher lining up right next too him.
When the Bears signed D.J. Williams, I think the tension eased up a bit. Williams is a good veteran linebacker, though he isn’t Urlacher, was a good enough replacement a long side Briggs. Williams has been sidelined with a severe calf injury.
According to ESPN Chicago, it sounds like it will be difficult for the Bears to demote rookie Jon Bostic when D.J. Williams returns.
But the way Bostic has been playing so far in pre-season, I think the rookie is making a solid case for himself to become Chicago’s new middle linebacker. Especially after last night’s big hit on Mike Willie.
“Obviously, it was a big hit. We were trying to take the ball away, that’s the main thing. I kind of read it kind of quick because of something we had up front. It was a big hit. But we were trying to take the ball away but we didn’t get it.” Jon Bostic told ESPN Chicago
Bostic said he wasn’t sure if it was the biggest hit of his career, but I’m sure it’s up there considering he almost put Teddy Bridgewater on life support. Not really, but close enough.
With only two pre-season games left, Williams will have to recover from his injury quick in hopes of having any chance of locking up the No. 1 middle linebacker position.
Right now, I would say Bostic is halfway there to having it locked up for himself. He still has two pre-season games left to prove himself.