27-Year-Old Linebacker – Chicago Bears
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
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 Ravensí success in 2014 due to his versati...
Pernell McPhee Contract Information:
Agreed to a five-year, $40 million deal with the Bears in March of 2015.
McPhee (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Lions, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
McPhee is a versatile backup who has experience playing both outside linebacker and defensive end.
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.
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.
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.