The Bears excelled in the missed tackle area last year, finishing with only 89, the 6th lowest mark in the NFL. To go more in-depth, let’s hone in on how individual players and units contributed to that, building on work I did last offseason. The setup here is fairly simple:
- Split players into positions (DL, LB, and DB).
- Compare their missed tackle rates to how everybody else around the NFL fares at their position.
You can see the full data here, but generally the positional medians for missed tackle rates are 10.