As the NFL continues to struggle with players suffering from brain damage as a result from playing, more and more numbers are being released to the public. A new study released by Business Insider breaks down the average number of concussions reported by each team from 2013 through 2015.
According to the report, the Bears averaged significantly fewer reported concussions than the rest of the NFL. Over those seasons, only six teams averaged fewer reported concussions than the Bears.
From Business Insider:
The Bears only averaged 7.3 reported concussions, well below the league average of 9.5. The Cincinnati Bengals reported the most with 17 while the Dolphins only reported 3.3.
As is the case with just about every discussion involving concussions and brain damage in the NFL, there are two distinctly different ways the Bears average can be seen. Either the Bears are seemingly getting lucky in their avoidance of concussions, or they are failing to report or catch the injuries.