Adrian Amos isn’t well known outside of Chicago. He’s never made the Pro Bowl or put up big numbers, but he’s been a mainstay of the Bears secondary for the last three years.
Pro Football Focus is changing the perception of the former fifth-round pick. They’ve touted Amos’ ability for more than a year now, and they recognized him once again this week for his consistency.
PFF released their “secret superstars” on both sides of the ball, and Amos made the list for the second straight year.
After they gave him the same title last year, he went on to have his strongest season to date, finishing as their third highest-graded safety in the NFL at 90.9 overall.
It was a bold claim as he started the season on the bench behind Quintin Demps and rookie Eddie Jackson, but once Amos took over, there was no looking back.
His impact isn’t about making plays on the ball. Amos earns high marks from PFF for his consistency in execution — maintaining his assignments in coverage, filling gaps in run defense, and wrapping up as a tackler.
His style of play may not earn him the headlines that more traditional play-making safeties get, but if he can string together consecutive years of excellence, Amos may not be a secret for too much longer.