Akiem Hicks is an absolute monster and he’s the heart and soul of this iteration of the Monsters of the Midway. He joined the Bears in 2016 after being cast aside by the Saints and had at least seven sacks in each of his first three seasons in Chicago. He sustained a severe elbow injury in Week 5 last season and came back for one more game in week 15, but was only able to get to the QB once all year.
Now back to full strength, Hicks has recorded 3.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hits already. He’ll have a little motivation this week as he faces his former employers and you can bet he’ll have something to prove. He says he doesn’t carry hate in his heart, but you know his emotions will be amped up.
As Hicks says in the player profile video below, “Man, I love this damn game.”