Roquan Smith

PFF Grades: Here’s what Roquan Smith scored in Week 3 vs. Texans

Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith had his best game of the 2022 season in Week 3 against the Houston Texans. The All-Pro defender totaled 16 tackles, two tackles for loss, and a game-winning interception late in the fourth quarter. Yet, he wasn’t even the highest-graded linebacker on the Bears, according to Pro Football Focus.

PFF gave Smith a 78.4 grade, a mark that suffered a bit because of Smith’s low pass-rush score (51.5). Nicholas Morrow, meanwhile, earned an 80.4 in Week 3, thanks in large part to his near-elite 86.9 coverage grade.

Rookie safety Jaquan Brisker checked in just behind Smith with a 78.2, earning high marks (83.2) for his tackling.

The highest-graded defender who played the most snaps was edge rusher Al-Quadin Muhammad, who turned in his best game as a Bear with an 84.8. His 86.3 run-defense grade was second only behind Eddie Jackson among all of Chicago’s regular defenders.

Defensive tackle Justin Jones was on the other side of the spectrum, scoring a 48.3, which ranked worst of all Bears’ primary defensive players. Rookie Kyler Gordon’s 51.8 wasn’t far behind and continued his sluggish start as a pro. His 46.1 season grade ranks among the three worst players on the Bears’ defense that have been graded by PFF this year.

Related News

Aaron Rodgers

NFC North: Aaron Rodgers going on a ‘Darkness Retreat’ to help decide his next step

Chicago Bears NFL Draft

Here’s who the Bears select in new 2023 mock draft simulation

Tee Higgins

Should the Chicago Bears trade for Bengals WR Tee Higgins?

Gerald Everett

This potential salary-cap casualty would make a ton of sense for the Bears