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Pernell McPhee

28-Year-Old Linebacker – Chicago Bears

2017 Defensive Stats

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

McPhee has struggled with injuries during his first two years with the Bears, appearing in 23 of 32 games while being limited in a number of games he played. Should he recover fully from the knee inju...

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2017 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 269   DOB: 12/17/1988  College: Mississippi State  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pernell McPhee Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal with the Bears in March of 2015.

September 10, 2017  –  Pernell McPhee News

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McPhee (knee) is active for the Bears' season opener Sunday against the Falcons, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Pernell McPhee NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 20 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2011 22 BAL 16 23 16 7 6 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2012 23 BAL 12 21 18 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 24 BAL 16 21 13 8 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 25 BAL 16 27 17 10 7.5 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 CHI 14 53 42 11 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 CHI 9 16 13 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 28 CHI 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 28 CHI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Pernell McPhee

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Pernell McPhee – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Outside Linebacker
  1. Willie Young
  2. Pernell McPhee
Chicago Bears

Snap Count Stats

28

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Pernell McPhee was on the field for 28 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Pernell McPhee was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 594 35
2016 274 17
2017 28 0
Pernell McPhee 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @TB 24 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Pit
4 @GB
5 Min
6 @Bal
7 Car
8 @NO
9 BYE Bye Week
10 GB
11 Det
12 @Phi
13 SF
14 @Cin
15 @Det
16 Cle
17 @Min

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Pernell McPhee
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   269 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.91 sec
TERRIBLE
Shuttle Time:   4.59 sec
TERRIBLE
Cone Drill:   7.13 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   29 in
TERRIBLE
Broad Jump:   107 in
TERRIBLE
Bench Press:   20 reps
WEAK
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Pernell McPhee: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McPhee (knee) was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Falcons.

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Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said "there's a good chance" for McPhee (knee) to play in Sunday's game against the Falcons, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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McPhee (knee) was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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McPhee (knee) attended practice for the first time since he had right knee surgery but did not participate, as he remains on the PUP list, Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune reports.

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Head coach John Fox said that McPhee had a cleanup procedure on the knee he had repaired in the offseason, but there's no timetable for his return, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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McPhee (knee) will begin training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

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McPhee lost weight in the offseason in an attempt to take some pressure off his knees, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

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2017

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2016

In his first year with the Bears, McPhee posted 53 tackles, which nearly doubled the total of any of his first four years in the league. In addition to his involvement as a run-stopper, he's now posted at least six sacks in three different seasons. With another year in defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's scheme, and along with an infusion of talent on the defensive side of the ball, McPhee will be in a great situation to build on his successful 2015 campaign.

2015

Though his production was overshadowed by the lofty sack totals of teammates Elvis Dumervil and Terrell Suggs, McPhee might have been just as integral to the Ravens’ success in 2014 due to his versatility. McPhee’s ability to routinely cause disruption as a down lineman or edge rusher allowed him to grade out as Pro Football Focus’ second-best 3-4 outside linebacker last season, behind only the Chiefs’ Justin Houston. The Bears evidently took notice of McPhee’s impactful play, signing him to a five-year, $40 million contract in March. Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio plans to make McPhee a centerpiece for his 3-4 scheme, but the 26-year-old’s multi-positionality probably works against him in becoming a high-end IDP option. While McPhee could easily improve upon his total of 27 tackles and 7.5 sacks from 2014 now that he’s poised to see a significant uptick in snaps, he won’t be purely deployed as a rusher like Aldon Smith was under Fangio in San Francisco. Instead, McPhee projects to line up all over the field to exploit matchups and stymie the rhythm of offenses, a role that won’t yield overwhelming tackle or sack totals, but one that is extremely valuable from a real-life perspective.

2014

McPhee is a versatile backup who has experience playing both outside linebacker and defensive end.

2013

McPhee surprisingly notched six sacks as a rookie in 2011, but he followed that up with a disappointing 1.5-sack season in 2012. Now he's shifting from 3-4 defensive end to 3-4 outside linebacker, which isn't a transition that players are normally asked to make. McPhee may be on the roster bubble if he struggles with the adjustment.

2012

McPhee is fighting with Art Jones for a starting defensive end spot in Baltimore. Jones is bigger, and probably a better run defender, while McPhee is considered the superior pass rusher. He managed to tally six sacks in limited playing time as a rookie, and could equal that total this year even if he doesn't start. However, there still isn't much IDP potential here since the scheme doesn't count on linemen to make tackles.

2011

McPhee has outperformed his fifth-round selection in training camp, but would have to be absolutely spectacular to have any kind of IDP impact this season.