Top 5 Reasons It's Time to Move Charles Tillman to Safety

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Sep 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27) runs the ball against Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during the second half at Heinz Field. The Bears won the game, 40-23. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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