Fansided had a great article on this recently and built a good case for such. First off, his PFF rating at ILB over the years has been less than mediocre.
Secondly, he stinks in pass coverage.
Thirdly, he is good at rushing the qb.
So maybe this can kill two birds with one stone. Get Connelly into a starting role and get a better Edge rush with a very athletic guy who seems lost where he is at and clearly is not efficient in that role.
Is Bettcher smart enough to even consider doing this? Is this a bad idea?