The Chicago Bears will host the San Francisco 49ers in their season opener on Sunday

and there are plenty of changes on defense heading into the 2022 season.

The Bears defense have made the transition to a 4-3 scheme under head coach Matt Eberflu

and they’ve also welcomed in some new faces 

to the fold in Al-Quadin Muhammad

Nicholas Morrow and rookies Kyler Gordon and Jaquan Brisker.

With the season opener just a few days away

we’re taking a crack at projecting Chicago’s starting defense.

Note: Our projections include nickel cornerback

which is why there are 12 players listed.