You’ve got to think that Phil Emery and the Bears have a plan for their secondary after investing a first round pick in cornerback Kyle Fuller. With starting cornerbacks Charles Peanut Tillman and Tim Jennings re-signed this offseason and nickelbacks Isaiah Frey and Kelvin Hayden returning, I think an answer to the logjam at the Cornerback position. It’s time to move Charles Tillman to safety.
Peanut is arguably the best cornerback in Chicago Bears history and I am thrilled the Bears re-signed him to continue his career with the Bears. He deserves to leave on his terms, but I hope that he can be convinced that the next step in his journey is as a stud safety in this Chicago Bears defense. Tillman has been pretty consistent in his position that he is a cornerback and not a safety. That’s fair. After all, he’s been a Pro Bowl performer at the position. But as I’ve said before, no one can outrun Father Time and he’s gaining on Peanut.
Tillman missed 8 games last season due to a triceps injury, but he was on pretty shaky ground even before his season-ending injury. You can’t blame the Bears for selecting a young corner; both their starting safeties are on the wrong side of 30. I think there are a lot of good reasons to move Tillman to safety. Here are my Top 5: