The Chicago Bears had some serious problems at cornerback last season. Injury, ineffective play and undeveloped talent have caused a lot of issues for them at the position. With a lot of question marks at cornerback, the time to try to shore up the position is now.
The Bears pass defense struggled in 2016. They gave up big plays and directly contributed to two losses while being a part of allowing the team to lose more games. What used to be a dynamic and stable position, with guys like Charles Tillman and Nathan Vasher, has become a revolving door of instability. And the Bears cannot afford to not pay any attention to this position in the draft or free agency.
What options do the Bears have at the cornerback position? Should they draft one (or two) of should they use free agency to fill their needs? If they draft, how early should they take a cornerback? Just how serious is the need?
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Chicago must do something to shore up this position. But what should they do?
There are the three usual methods for acquiring player. You have free agency, trades and the draft. The Bears may not go the trade route so we could rule that out. The Bears are not a strong trading team. But they should be able to find some talent in free agency and the draft. The question is, will they address this position in 2017 or wait until later?
The time to fix this position is now.
The following is a look at some options the Bears have at the cornerback position this off-season. We will look at what they already have on the roster, who they can through free agency and who they can draft.
Opinions, as always, are welcome.