Roquan Smith Makes His First Start For Bears
This will come as no surprise to college football fans: Roquan Smith is good at football. The former Georgia All-American and 1st-round pick made his first start for the Bears last night on Monday Night Football against the Seahawks.
Smith played 89% of the snaps on defense during the Bears’ 24-17 victory, accruing 7 solo tackles and a pass breakup.
Some Bears fans weren’t high on Smith after his holdout this off-season, but his play through two games seems to have them coming around.
Having Roquan Smith play every snap made such a big difference. Too much closing speed on those check down routes on 3rd downs. Night and day difference between him and Kwiatkowski.— Connor (@coon_snacks) September 18, 2018
Roquan Smith played all but 7 snaps last night. He's not going to be leaving the field on defense going forward.— Johnathan Wood (@Johnathan_Wood1) September 18, 2018
Roquan Smith is a hell of a rookie ILB 👀#DaBears #MNF— Gabriel Montoya (@Gabe_Montoya13) September 18, 2018
Say what you want but Roquan Smith was the greatest linebacker in UGA history https://t.co/nbdceYEsmz— UGA Savages (3-0) (@22_Jman) September 18, 2018
Stop me if you’ve heard this before:— blakejmorgan (@blakejmorgann) September 18, 2018
Roquan Smith led his team in tackles apart of a dominating defensive showing.
Smith is an absolute stud. Adding him and All-Pro Khalil Mack to an already solid core for the Bears should make this defense really fun to watch going forward.