After naming two special teams players and two offensive players to the top 10 most valuable Bears list, we are at No. 3 - which ends up being the fourth defensive player named. Rest assured that the offense isn't being neglected on this list. All players on the team are important for the role that they have, but these players will need to either step up and excel at their roles, or the Bears, and especially their fans, could be looking at another letdown.
Zack Follett leaves big shoes to fill as he saunters off to the Detroit Lions to continue his career as a pro. Bear Backers know how important Follett was to the team. The transition to the 3-4 defense only allowed Follett to better showcase the tenacity that those who had watched him in the 4-3, already knew he had. He'll be sorely missed, and that's not an indictment on his replacement. That's why his replacement lands on the list of MVB's at the No. 3 spot. Right now, that replacement is Devin Bishop, but he'll have to beat out JUCO transfer Ryan Davis this summer if he is to be the heir apparent to last year's Bears defensive captain.