Chicago Bears' Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions By Matt Eurich , Featured Columnist Jun 30, 2014 Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery has been one of the busiest GMs in all of the NFL this offseason, and not all of his moves have been applauded by fans and the media. It is common for fanbases to irrationally love all of the moves that a team makes during the offseason simply because it is the team they are rooting for executing all these transactions. Each and every year, teams around the NFL make many additions but while some can appear to be underrated additions, many can also be viewed as overrated. Many of Emery's unheralded acquisitions this offseason were players who may not of been viewed as viable options when they were first signed, but after strong OTAs and minicamps, they have a real shot of pushing for significant playing time. Emery's overrated acquisitions are the players who were acquired this offseason and without warrant have been given the benefit of the doubt despite questions surrounding them heading into training camp. Here are the Chicago Bears' most underrated and overrated offseason additions. Overrated: M.D. Jennings USA TODAY Sports In an effort to add competition to the safety position this offseason, general manager Phil Emery added a pair of veterans early in free agency in Ryan Mundy and M.D. Jennings. If you were to pull up Jennings' statistics on NFL.com, he appears, at first glance, to be a solid addition to the team's defensive backfield. In three seasons with the Packers, Jennings started 26 games, including all 16 last season. In those three seasons he recorded one sack, one interception and 133 total tackles. On the surface he appears to be an upgrade over Chris Conte who struggled mightily in 2013, but the numbers at Pro Football Focus would tell a different story (subscription required). While Conte did grade out with a minus-15.8 overall grade, the majority of his struggles were against the run as PFF gave him a grade as a run defender of minus-14.2. Jennings on the other hand finished with a minus-6.5 overall, but his struggles all came in pass coverage, finishing with a minus-6.4 grade in pass coverage. Pro Football Focus is not the be-all, end-all in determining a player's performance but it is a good reference to take a deeper look at a player's abilities. While many criticized the play of Conte in 2013, the injuries that occurred in front of him forced him to become more a run-stopper than someone who could use his athleticism in pass coverage. Many may view Jennings as an upgrade solely because he is not Conte, but while Conte struggled coming up against the run, Jennings struggled just as equally against the pass. According to PFF, Jennings was thrown at 18 times last season, allowing 16 receptions for 184 yards, five touchdowns and giving up a 148.8 quarterback rating when the football was thrown his direction. The belief in Jennings has subdued a bit with the team's drafting of Brock Vereen and signing of veteran Adrian Wilson last week, via the Chicago Tribune, but for many believing he is an upgrade solely because he is not Chris Conte may end up being surprised if he doesn't make the roster heading into 2014.